Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas in Norway

God Jul og Godt Nytt Ar

the sender translates as: Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

postmarked in 2009 with a Noreg (Norway) 12.00 stamp

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It is common for children to pay visits to neighbours where they are given candy, nuts and clementines. Each area has a fixed tradition for this; it varies throughout the country. It's called Julebukk or Nyttårsbukk. In some places, kids may go out every day between Juleaften and New Year's Eve, and in other places, they may only go out on New Year's Eve. In most areas, the children dress up, somewhat similar to the American Halloween tradition. They are expected to sing a Christmas carol or perform in some other way.

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