12-24-2013, 04:27 AM
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In Norway, as in most of non-Anglo-Saxon Europe, Yule is celebrated on the 24th. The midwinter celebrations are a direct continuation of the old midwinterblót, given a christian veneer when Norway was christianised a millennia ago - but our habit of throwing a party when the sun turns goes back way beyond that. Frankly, when you live somewhere like Norway - even more so before the invention of electric lights - you need a blowout in the darkest time of the year.

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So to everyone here at the Nook, I wish a God Jul and a Godt Nytt År.

Or as they would say a millennia ago;

Til árs ok friðar*

*) To a good harvest / good year and peace / friendship

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 12-24-2013, 05:34 AM
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  • Agravic
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Season's greetings, Hans.

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 12-24-2013, 05:37 AM
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riktig god jul hans Smile

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 12-24-2013, 05:38 AM
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God Jul Hans!

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 12-24-2013, 05:45 AM
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Merry Christmas to all - or in Danish:

Glædelig Jul til alle !

Ho ho ho ho hooooo

This is the weather in my town today, cloudy and chilly - but 50 °F (10 °C)

Taken from my condo:

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 12-24-2013, 06:22 AM
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  • Killiam
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God Jul, Merry Christmas from Liatorp, Småland, Sweden.

Rain and about 7℃, and Donald Duck Christmas Special on tv

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 12-24-2013, 06:37 AM
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  • ben74
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God Jul Hans!

Christmas day in my country, Australia, will be spent sweating in the heat of the bright, hot sun...

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 12-24-2013, 07:19 AM
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  • davizera
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חג מולד שמח

I'll have a nice dinner tonight in the house of a Christian friend Biggrin

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 12-24-2013, 08:10 AM
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  • ojinsa
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Happy holidays my international brothers! I'm spending today in a deer blind in South Texas where the temperature has climbed from 29 degrees to a balmy 50ish. Tonight, tamales with the family!

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 12-24-2013, 09:15 AM
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Happy holidays, Hans.

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 12-24-2013, 09:18 AM
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Merry Christmas!

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 12-24-2013, 11:51 AM
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Happy Holidays, Hans! Smile

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 12-24-2013, 03:51 PM
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(12-24-2013, 04:27 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote:
In Norway, as in most of non-Anglo-Saxon Europe, Yule is celebrated on the 24th. The midwinter celebrations are a direct continuation of the old midwinterblót, given a christian veneer when Norway was christianised a millennia ago - but our habit of throwing a party when the sun turns goes back way beyond that. Frankly, when you live somewhere like Norway - even more so before the invention of electric lights - you need a blowout in the darkest time of the year.

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So to everyone here at the Nook, I wish a God Jul and a Godt Nytt År.

Or as they would say a millennia ago;

Til árs ok friðar*

*) To a good harvest / good year and peace / friendship

Hans, thank you for this. May everyone know a peace and contentment that we didn't think possible.

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