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    December 06 2016

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

    Learn whether you're more of a Skyr Gobbler or a Door Slammer with this fun quiz!

    Illustration credit: instagram.com/everysinglewordinicelandic

    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.

    Take the quiz below to find out which Yule Lad you're most like. Make sure to share it with your friends using the hashtag #IcelandicYuleLad! Illustration credit: Every Single Word in Icelandic. Check out this page for more illustrated Icelandic words!





    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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