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    December 06 2016

    Take Our Quiz To See Which Icelandic Yule Lad You’re Most Like

    You’ll be automatically entered to win one of 13 authentic Icelandic Christmas gifts!

    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 (although it’s actually a cheese!), and the Doorway-Sniffer, who loves to take a whiff of your cakes and lace bread with his big nose.

    Yule Lad lovers everywhere now have the opportunity to discover which of the thirteen Lads they’re most like with our fun quiz! Simply follow the directions on the quiz form and receive your result. Once you do, you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to win one of 13 Christmas presents! You can also share your results with your friends to help spread this fun Icelandic custom and holiday cheer. One winner who shares the contest with the hashtag #IcelandicYuleLad will be selected and announced every day from December 12 through the 24. Take the quiz below, or enter on Facebook here!



    Gleðileg jól! (That’s ‘Merry Christmas’ in Icelandic!)

    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

    Entry Dates: December 6 - December 24, 2016
    Drawing Dates: December 12 - 24, 2016



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