torsdag, januari 05, 2012
Trettondagen / trettondag jul
Twelfth Night or Epiphany falls just thirteen days after Christmas, more specifically, on January 6, and is in Sweden a red holiday.
Epiphany has an Eve called Twelfth Night.
Until the 1600s included the Christmas twelve days and on the great thirteenth day it was over.
In many Christian countries, the Epiphany of the Three Kings, Kaspar, Melki and Baltasar's day. The Swedish word Twelfth Night, will think of it just falls thirteen days after Christmas.
On the Epiphany was celebrated around the star-bearing. It went on tiggarstråt from farm to farm. The star would be in constant motion, which symbolized the sun. Young and old were playing indoor games.
Tjugondedag jul / Tjugondag Knut
falls on January 13, twenty days after Christmas, and counted in Sweden, Finland and parts of Norway as the Christmas deadline. Sayings: "Tjugondag Knut dance Christmas out". The day is called tjugondag Knut because it falls 20 days after Christmas and to Knut has name day on this day.
Christmas Looting is a tradition that involves the "get naked" and "throw out" Advent and Easter at tjugondag Knot, which falls on 13 January. Many Christmas tree looting is held, however, a nearby day.
The traditional Christmas tree "thrown out", while the plastic Christmas tree, Christmas tree foot, Advent candlestick, and more of julpyntet put away for the following Jul.
Christmas looting is usually seen as an end to it over a month-long period of Christmas, which begins with Advent. The period covers Advent, Lucia, Christmas, New Year and Twelfth Night. In conjunction with the Christmas tree looting arranged, especially for smaller children, dancing around the Christmas tree, various games, demolition / up of gingerbread houses, raffle, fish pond and opening-filled Christmas crackers.
This is done both at home and in public as the People's House, kindergartens, schools, sports clubs and faith communities.