A holiday that centers around drinking hot drinks and reading all through the night exists? Yes – and it’s called Jólabókaflóð which translates from Icelandic to Christmas Book Flood. The “flood” refers to the annual release of new books in Iceland that happens every year before Christmas. Iceland is known as one of the most… More 2020 – A Year to Start New Traditions
The word Smörgåsbord in the United States is often defined as any old buffet that offers a large choice of food. However, the word originated in Sweden. Its roots are found in the upper class of 14th century Sweden where a small spread of bread, butter, and cheese was offered before mealtime. The smörgåsbord grew… More Smörgåsbord Time Is Here
The Yule goat (known as a Julbock in Sweden, Julebukk in Norway, or Olkipukki in Finland) in Nordic countries today is best known as a Christmas ornament. The modern version of the Yule goat figure is a decorative goat made out of straw and bound with red ribbons, a popular Christmas ornament often found under… More Do You Let Christmas Get Your Goat?