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    December 05 2018

    Quiz: Which Icelandic Yule Lad Are You?

    Learn more about the Icelandic holiday tradition with this quiz and enter to win a prize!

    Iceland’s Christmas Yule Lads are a staple in the country’s rich historic folklore. It’s believed that during each of the 13 nights leading up to Christmas, a Yule Lad comes down from the mountains to bring children gifts or candy - and sometimes play pranks. The Yule Lads have some pretty interesting characteristics, like the Skyr Gobbler who loves Skyr, a delicious Icelandic dairy product similar to yogurt, and the Doorway-Sniffer, who loves to take a whiff of your cakes and lace bread with his big nose.

    Which are you most like? Take the quiz below to find out and be sure to enter our contest at the end of the quiz for a chance to win a prize! We'll be picking one winner each day that a Yule Lad comes to town (December 12 - 24). You could win the Christmas is Coming book, plus other Icelandic goodies! 

    In addition to the Yule Lads, Iceland has many other unique Christmas traditions; be sure to check them all out here, and be sure to keep an eye out for the Yule Lads arriving on the following dates:

    December 12 - Sheep-Cote Clod
    December 13 - Gully Gawk
    December 14 - Stubby
    December 15 - Spoon-Licker
    December 16 - Pot-Scraper
    December 17 - Bowl-Licker
    December 18 - Door-Slammer
    December 19 - Skyr-Gobbler​
    December 20 - Sausage-Swiper​
    December 21 - Window-Peeper
    December 22 - Doorway-Sniffer
    December 23 - Meat-Hook
    December 24 - Candle-Stealer

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