A literal Swedish Christmas

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Swedish is often a very literal language. Today, the 26th December, is a good example of that.

In the UK, today is known as ‘Boxing Day’. In Finland, it’s ‘Stefani Day’. In Ireland it’s ‘Wren’s Day’. In South Africa, it’s the ‘Day of Goodwill’.

And in Sweden? Well, here comes the literalness.

It’s called ‘Second Christmas Day’.

2 thoughts on “A literal Swedish Christmas

  1. This used to be the case in pre-reformation England, especially in the Danelaw. As in “The 12 days of Christmas” with Epiphany being “Twelfth night”– after which it was unlucky to have the Yuletide greenery in the house.

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