30+ Pretty Scandinavian Style For Christmas Decoration Ideas
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Scandinavia, which includes the countries of Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, has a variety of beautiful and unique Christmas traditions.
While there are a number of similarities, like the use of candles and a combination of red and white decorative elements, there are also many traditions that are unique to each of the Scandinavian countries. The length of the Christmas season also differs, ranging from an eight day celebration in Norway to twelve full days in Sweden.
The Christmas season begins after the first weekend of Advent. Advent, which means “coming,” refers to the coming of the Christ.
With Advent comes a multitude of Christmas decorations and a number of pre-Christmas gatherings. After Advent, the next important holiday is Independence Day, which coincides with the feast day of St. Nicholas on December 6th. As is common with other Scandinavian countries, the main Christmas celebration and meal takes place on Christmas Eve. The meal frequently includes: pickled herring, roe, raw salmon, carrots, potato casseroles, ham, and a vegetable salad called rosolli.