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Christmas 2018: All about the celebration of christmas through the ages
"Christmas 2018: All about the celebration of christmas through the ages"

"Some of our traditions around christmas"

"did you Know that adventsljusstaken is almost 100 years? That the christmas gifts were handed out already in the 1600s, and that the christmas tree comes from Germany. Here are some of our most common symbols and traditions as we celebrate christmas."

"Christmas 2018: Why do we celebrate christmas?"

"in the Middle of darkest december, the holiday season as a relief. We cuddle to it with good food, time off and meet with family and friends. Christmas gifts, mulled wine and christmas lights. Yes, there is no end to all the traditions and nice things. For many, christmas has developed into a cultural event rather than a christian celebration. It is Jesus's birth that is the basis for the celebration has probably the most track, but everything else then, where do the traditions come from anyway? "

"the celebration of Christmas in Sweden has elements from pagan, christian, nordic and germanic traditions from the viking age onwards. When Sweden was converted to christianity in the 1100s mixing the pagan traditions with the christian. Most of the traditions we have today have their origin from the 1800 - and 1900-century."

"the Traditions are of course different in all families but christmas is often associated with the Lucia celebrations at the nursery, julmarknadsbesök, gingerbread , julstädning knäckkokning, julmust, adventsstjärnor, Donald Duck and the christmas food and it can be dizzying to know that some of our traditions stretching all the way back to the middle ages."

"In the middle of the 1700s, they first dressed the christmas trees up in Sweden. The tradition came from Germany, where the first grantraditionerna was introduced already in the end of the 1500s. The christmas tree became common in Swedish homes until the end of the 1800s. In the top of the christmas tree put a star as the symbol of the star of bethlehem."

"In the 1870s began Ersta diakonianstalt in Stockholm, to light the seven candles of adventsgranen each Sunday in advent. In the 1920s and 30s was replaced adventsgranen with adventsstaken with its four candles."

"on december 13, striding amounts of civilization Luciafirare by decembermörkret. A and another pepparkaksgubbe and brownie pops. Together with the advent marks the luciadagen the beginning of the christmas celebration."

"In the 1880s, starting the first adventsstjärnorna in the paper manufactured in Germany. Star to recall the star of bethlehem that led the three wise men to the baby Jesus."

"Julmarknadens history goes back to late-medieval times in the German speaking parts of Europe. The christmas markets are arranged preferably in the historic squares and sites and here are often sold traditional food, pastries, drinks and crafts. One of Sweden's oldest christmas markets is Stortorget christmas market in Stockholm, which is depicted in several illustrations from the 1800s. Here you will find Sweden's best julmarkander."

"the Tradition to deliver christmas gifts on christmas eve is based on the memory of the three wise men's gifts to the newborn baby jesus. Already in the 1600's started the christmas gifts are handed out. The word clap comes from the tradition that anyone who wanted to give a christmas present to sneak up to the door and pounded loudly on the opened and threw in a christmas gift, and ran from there. Nyårsgåvor was more common when it came to packages to family and friends, the christmas gift was given more often to those who had it a little worse, as the servants and the poor. "

"When christmas present was thrown in through the door at the 1600 century was accompanied not rarely with a funny or unkind rim. During the 1700s, there began to be kinder rim, a tradition derived from antiquity."

"During the 1700s, it became more common to julbocken handed out the presents. Julbocken was the companion to the saint is St. Nicholas. In connection with the reformation disappeared the celebration of the saint but julbocken still exists today as one of christmas symbols."

"Santa claus is the result of a confusion, which began in the late 1800s, Saint Nicholas american Santa Claus, the julbocken and laundry. Santa claus took then over the mission to hand out presents."

"On the julaftonskvällen to go on the midnight mass in the church. Gudstjänstmässan becoming increasingly more popular and marks the transition from advent to christmas."

"the Mass early on christmas morning is a worship service held in memory of the birth of Jesus. In the early 1900s went around 70 per cent of the Swedish population on christmas morning but after having steadily dropped in popularity during the 1900s visit, not even one tenth of the swedes matins now-a-days."

"In the end of 1800-century artist Jenny Nyström give out cards with a new type of gnomes with red pointed cap and a large white or gray beard. And it is now the swedes start to send christmas cards, a tradition that continued. Despite the digital competition prefer the 70% of swedes are a christmas cards christmas greeting and around 60 per cent send their christmas greetings by mail. Last year we sent 20.5 million christmas cards."

"Caramel, crack, ischoklad, truffles and marzipan. To make your own sweets for christmas is a popular tradition. 150 years ago, was julgodiset most of the apples and nuts, which you could pick out yourself. In the 1600s, there were special konfektbord when the nobles finished their dinners and it can be seen as a precursor to our gottebord."

"the Night before christmas eve is called a nice evening. Then made the final preparations for christmas eve, the presents wrapped, the last of the rim, are written julskinkan may enjoy as well as "glögg". In the old peasant society was uppesittarkvällarna many during the dark season. When was the uppesittarkvällen not specifically for christmas but the family and the farm, people use, carded and did their chores in the glow of the fire, or ljusstumpar. "

"After the electricity's entry changed the need for common late summer nights. The evening turned more and more to an evening in which the woman of the house hustling to get clear. During the 25 years was Maud Reuterswärds radio show Only the mother is awake, a faithful tradition of the christmas preparations."

"With the TV, the family gathered in front of the julvakor and rimstugor. When the Summer of 1995, launched its program with just the name of a nice evening, associated the evening even more together with the television offer."

"advent calendar or advent calendar"

"The first Swedish papperskalendern in 1934. At the end of the 1950s, the gratiskalendrar popular and was distributed for promotional purposes. Now-a-days, there are calendars to suit all tastes, everything from liquorice and beer to beauty products and legobyggen. The 1960s sent the first christmas calendar tv, Titteliture, then called the advent calendar."

"Amaryllis, hyacinth and poinsettias are the obvious christmas flowers for many. In 1960, beating the poinsettia through which julblomma. Popular at christmas is also julgruppen, a composition of two or more flowers in a card or pot, preferably with something decoration as well. Christmas flowers was is often so strongly associated with christmas that they go out together with the tree when christmas is over."

"At 15 every christmas eve settles to the serenity of Sweden. It's time for Kalle Ankas julafton. To an american cartoon character can characterize a whole people, the christmas celebration is fascinernade. In 1960 began the programme to be sent and changed something in the program there will be an outcry."

"Many families are starting christmas eve morning, the children will each receive a christmas gift. Often something that keeps the kids occupied during the long wait on the big julklappsutdelningen in the evening."

"In many locations across the country, is also celebrated hemvändardagen during the christmas holidays. It is celebrated with going out to the pub and meet old schoolmates and friends. "

"Tjugondag Knut leave christmas out. Christmas tree plundering is the finalkalaset on it over a month-long celebration of christmas. Sooner plundered the christmas tree of goodies, but now-a-days plundered the most at pyntet. It is common to dance around christmas tree and play games. The gingerbread house is eaten up – if there still is. The christmas tree is going out and at the same time, the last adventsstakarna, stars and other christmas decorations are also removed. Christmas is thus publicly end of the year."

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"are you Wondering why other festivals celebrated?"

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