Christmas in Norway

Posted by on October 26, 2015
in Culture

Let’s find out how they celebrate Christmas in Norway! Spending Christmas in Norway is a great way to experience Norway’s local traditions during the holidays.

First of all, “Merry Christmas” in Norwegian is “Gledelig Jul,” or “God Jul.”

Norway’s traditional Christmas customs include Nisse, a gnome or an elf guarding animals. It is said in Norway that Nisse can have goat-like features (Christmas Buck, or Julebukk in Norwegian). Children get bowls of a certain type of porridge ready for him – if they don’t, he will play tricks on them. How is that for a traditional story for Christmas in Norway?

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