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On what date does Christmas end in Sweden Why?

On what date does Christmas end in Sweden Why?

January 13th
The end of Christmas in Sweden is on January 13th (twenty days after Christmas) which is called ‘Tjugondag Knut’ (Twentieth Day Knut) or ‘Tjugondag jul’ (Twentieth Day Yule) and is named after a Danish prince called Canute Lavard.

Why does Sweden celebrate Christmas on 24th December?

Originally Answered: Why do Norway, Denmark and Sweden celebrate Christmas on 24th Dec. ? Because the heathens (did) celebrate winter solstice, and during the christening of Scandinavia the christians decided to celebrate these holidays at the same time to make the christening go smoother.

How long does the Christmas season last in Sweden?

End of the Christmas Season Christmastime does not end in December for Swedes—it goes until January. The date of the Epiphany on January 6 is recognized as a religious holiday in Sweden. It is also called trettondedag jul, or “13th-day yule,” as January 6 is the 13th day after Christmas Eve.

Can you say Merry Christmas on the 24th?

I say merry Christmas the week of Christmas to those I know celebrate. If you want to be strict about it, stick to the Twelve Days (ish) of Christmas, starting with evening on Christmas Eve (24 Dec) through to Epiphany (6 Jan). Or the last time you see someone before that period.

When is the 13th day after Christmas in Sweden?

The date of the Epiphany on January 6, is recognized as a religious holiday in Sweden. It is also called trettondedag jul, or “13th-day yule,” as January 6 is the 13th day after Christmas Eve. Rounding out the end of the Christmas season is Hilarymas, also called Knut’s Day or Tjugondag jul on January 13.

English and Swedish are related languages, both descended from the Germanic branch of the language tree. In Sweden, Christmas begins with Saint Lucia Day on December 13. The date commemorates Saint Lucy (or Lucia in Scandinavian countries).

When do they take down the Christmas trees in Sweden?

Rounding out the end of the Christmas season is Hilarymas, also called Knut’s Day or Tjugondag jul on January 13. Christmas trees are taken down on this day, which is the “20th-day yule,” or the 20th day after Christmas Eve. Candies and cookies that decorated the tree are eaten. The feast held during this event is called Knut’s party.

When do people start to decorate for Christmas in Sweden?

The Christmas celebrations in Sweden usually starts with the first Advent in the end of November. However Christmas decorations and julmust might go on sale in stores much earlier, often directly after All Saints Day. At this time many people start to plan their Christmas and start buying gifts.