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#857981 - 12/21/12 01:32 PM Re: Global Christmas Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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1.Good luck wave12
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#858007 - 12/21/12 03:30 PM Re: Global Christmas Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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Yes, Haroula! wave12

There once lived a woman so poor, says a Ukrainian folk tale, that she could not afford Christmas decorations for her family. One Christmas morning, she awoke to find that spiders had trimmed her children's tree with their webs. When the morning sun shone on them, the webs turned to silver and gold. An artificial spider and web are often included in the decorations on Ukrainian Christmas trees
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#858809 - 12/26/12 02:05 AM Re: Global Christmas Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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9. Santa Clauses

11.The Urn of Fate, an old Italian tradition, is a large ornamental bowl that holds wrapped gifts for members of the family. When the family gets together, each member takes his turn at
drawing a gift from the urn until all the presents are distributed.

12. To perform by reciting a poem, singing, dancing or playing an instrument.

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#858828 - 12/26/12 09:02 AM Re: Global Christmas Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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Good answers, Flo! I want more for #9 but you're spot on with the other two. smile12

11. The Urn of Fate is brought out on Christmas Eve. It holds a wrapped present for everyone. The mother tries her luck first, then the others in turn. If you get a present with your name on it, you keep it; otherwise, you put it back and try again.

12. The gifts are usually given after the traditional Christmas feast of twelve meatless dishes, which itself does not begin until the first star appears. Each diner at this special meal - the Kucios - must at least sample each of the dishes.
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#858835 - 12/26/12 10:08 AM Re: Global Christmas Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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9. The Yule Lads originate from Icelandic folklore. Early on their number and depictions varied greatly depending on location, with each individual Lad ranging from mere pranksters to homicidal monsters who eat children.

In 1932 the poem "Jólasveinarnir" was published as a part of the popular poetry book "Jólin Koma" ("Christmas Arrives") by Icelandic poet Jóhannes úr Kötlum. The poem reintroduced Icelandic society to Icelandic Yuletide folklore and established what is now considered the 'official' thirteen Yule Lads, their personalities and connection to other folkloric characters.

The Yule Lads were originally portrayed as being mischievous, or even criminal, pranksters that would steal from, or in other way harass the population (at the time mostly rural farmers). They all had descriptive names that conveyed their modus operandi.

The Yule Lads are traditionally said to be the sons of the mountain-dwelling trolls Grýla and Leppalúði. Additionally, the Yule Lads are often depicted with the Yule Cat, a beast that, according to folklore, eats children that don't receive new clothes in time for Christmas.

In modern times the Yule Lads have been depicted as taking on a more benevolent role comparable to Santa Claus and other related figures and putting small gifts (or potatoes if the child has misbehaved) into shoes placed by children into their windows the last thirteen nights before Christmas Eve. They are occasionally depicted as wearing the costume traditionally worn by Santa Claus, but are otherwise generally shown wearing late medieval style Icelandic clothing.

The Yule lads are said to "come to town" during the last 13 nights before Christmas, each staying for two weeks before departing. Below are the 'official' thirteen Yule Lads in the order they arrive (and depart).


Intersting stuff.

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#858845 - 12/26/12 10:47 AM Re: Global Christmas Trivia [Re: Pandora]
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A++ for you, Flo! Yes, very interesting stuff. wave12
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