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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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KillerSKYDERP Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i just wnna use the last two panels as my profile picture XD
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ladyblackbird13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Argh, what have they done to the pope! Mean!
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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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peterandwendy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
XD
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Reddome Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
He got it from Mussolini....
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HokoriTamashi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I just learned about Vadican in History so can some one plz tell me

How the hell did the Pope get his own country, and when?
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methowwolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The pope is the head of the Catholic church, and yes, he runs it. The Vatican is the center of the church, and the popes have lived there since around the 1370s.
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whirlwind-watch Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: That is awesome. Lovely.
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EchoOFaWritersMind Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
omg love it :D
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Marsto26 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
I'm from Norway, and this is not how we look ;) hehe
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VampiraLady Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, that's so good!:D
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   General Artist
Awwwww poor little Pope
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KyairaKilljoy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That was pretty awesome =D
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Eyjo19 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Not only that, the icelandic santas are thieves and disturbers of the peace.
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daisybear111 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
lool
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industrialwhimsy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student General Artist
This brilliant and so so funny.
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Neptunes-Sparks Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMG PARANOID PRIEST!!!! :iconfingerdanceplz:
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MrSpiderlegs Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Weren't the thirteen santa's originally... trolls? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I read a myth about them a while ago. Let's see.... one licked off all the food stuck to the bottom of the pans, one turned milk sour... I think, at least. And after thirteen nights their mother would come and eat up all the naughty children. Right?
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Miku1214 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
o shit XD thats funny great job
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Didaskaleinophobia Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
I came buckets.
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eViLdEmOn124 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
lol XD
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Nikama Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Someone has probably already pointed it out but, what about finnish nuuttipukki, the demonic goat? :D
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Lietonator Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, what do you mean by that italication (not a word, italic type meant but sounds awesome)! Watch your mouth or our Santa will come there dressed as Granlund and go all ilmaveivi on your ass! (For reference: [link])

I'm sorry, I just love your style and especially SatW, so not commenting and trying to make you laugh in exchange just seems so hard, even though I recognize it might not be as funny as it sounded in my head. You are the hamburger for my occasional hunger for cute characters with _descriptions_ about the pictures accompanied with them! I just love to read your random tidbits about the origins of the characters, and I have to admit I have learned most of my Nordic history from these.

Also as a side note: it's Friday, I'm from Finland and I'm a bit tipsy. Breaking the stereotype!
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RPGLuver Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
that poor pope lol
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hemeiron Featured By Owner May 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
I'd feel bad for lil Vatican in the corner, but some of the things they say about contraceptives, homosexuals, and women's rights make me feel like huddling under my desk, so he totally deserves it.
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lordxeras Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
The Vatican are controlling bastards. THEY HAVE SPIES EVERYWHERE! have had spies since the middle ages. Sure, they try to seem all 'holy', but they're total bastards. YOU DON'T TRUST THE VATICAN!
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AlexIscariot Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've learned more from Humon than I have from any of my History Classes.
Teach History. Please....
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ChaosJones Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
im from denmark and humon has learned me more about denmark than 15 years in school ^^
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radda3 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
It's werid. You learn better perceptive of history from outside the classroom.(unless you have a more fun teacher.)
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Andersxx2 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
I want to see their faces, when they uncover some of The Vatican's affairs...
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XDanishX Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Why is the Vatican in Scandinavia? The majority of Scandinavia is protestant, still great art ;)
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radda3 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
I feel so bad seeing old people get frighten... and enjoy it...
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plucky-ducky Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
wait wait wait.... in iceland on christmas they tell the kids "if your not good mommy will eat you" ?!?!!
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Overlord-J Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
They look quite creepy. :XD:
I love it. :D
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Blooooood Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
VERRY GOOD! :D
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Planken Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
MWAHAHA! my nation scared the shit out of the vatican.XD
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chocopochi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD
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chocopochi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it..LOL!
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TDItwin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
EEEEEEEP my name is lucia XD

dont worry vatican its gonna be alright
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Broteas Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Ah, Hern The Hunter. Awesome.
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MissDilemma Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
100% Win.
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