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Christmas Traditions by humon Christmas Traditions by humon
The boys are here dressed as a horrifying mix of various Scandinavian Christmas traditions.

The goat costumes are from the Christmas billy-goat. Itís the oldest Christmas tradition in Scandinavia, and most likely predates Christianity, and is therefore a heathen tradition that was simply absorbed by the new religion in these parts of the world. Usually itís made of straw [link] but in some families people even dress up as it.

The candles are from Santa Lucia procession [link] A Swedish tradition that has spread to the rest of Scandinavia, though it remains most popular in Sweden where girls from all over the country compete to become the Lucia of the year.

And finally the flags as decoration on the tree is a Danish tradition that started during the Naziís time in Denmark where the Danes werenít allowed to use their flag, and therefore used it as a Christmas decoration. This later spread to the rest of Scandinavia.

In the December calendar picture on [link] the traditions are separated, with Denmark showing of his beloved Christmas beer, and added Finland as Santa because in Finland they take Santa very seriously, and Iceland with a baby doll in his mouth because in Iceland they have 13 Santas and they donít just give naughty kids coal, their mother eats them! (The picture isnít up yet, but will be tomorrow).
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Your Work Has Been Featured :tea::tribute:

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Freaky12 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want those goat costumes!!!
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draechaeli Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
I like this, not a lot of people holiday origins. Keep up the good work!
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WhippetWild Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is it up now? I had a look ffor the mother and iceland. and no seeing i did.
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Xankas1890 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Am I the only one laughing at the "Woops. We're busted." looks on their face in the end?
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mynameisqwerty Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
SANTA LUCIA!
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HunGhost Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Poor little Vatican...
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Julesworld99 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Writer
wwhhatt the fuuckk *controls laughter*
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storminsky Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
hehe thats awesome
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Onlynameleft2pick Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Poor Vatican. XDDDD
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