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    December 01 2015

    Quiz: Which Icelandic Yule Lad Are You Most Like?

    Learn more about Iceland’s unique holiday traditions with this fun quiz.

    It’s that time of year again: Iceland’s beloved Yule Lads are beginning to make their journey down from the mountains to leave gifts for children and perhaps wreak a little havoc as well. The Christmas Yule Lads are a staple in Icelandic folklore. Legend says in the 13 days leading up to Christmas, one Yule Lad descends from the mountains each night to bear gifts to children, leave surprises in their shoes and perhaps play a prank or two while they’re at it.

    The Yule Lads are known for their interesting characteristics, from the Skyr Gobbler, who loves traditional Icelandic skyr that’s similar to yogurt, to the Sausage Swiper, who may take a few of your Christmas meats when he visits. Which one are you most like? Take our quiz below!


    Gleðileg jól! (That's ‘Merry Christmas' in Icelandic!) Don’t forget to look out for the Yule Lads as they make their appearances on the following days:

    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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