Icelandic Jólasveinar 12

Yellow Shells.

Yellow Shells.

Min has put her skates out for the next Yule Lad…and receives two beautiful yellow shells from the beach near the Nauthólsvík Hotpot in Reykjavik (Are the shells from Iceland – apparently the sand is imported from Morocco)!

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Sneaky meat-hooker.

Sneaky meat-hooker.

The twelfth Yule Lad to come is Ketkrókur, the meat-hooker.  He sticks his long hook down the chimney to snag the meat that is being smoke-cured in there.  He arrives on December 23rd, also known as Þorláksmessa in Iceland.

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To read all about the 2012  Jólasveinar visits to the Quimper Hitty cupboard, click here.

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The Jólasveinar tradition is explained in the Icelandic Yule/Jól website here.

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6 thoughts on “Icelandic Jólasveinar 12

  1. Thank you darling Min for giving us a look into the tradition of the Jólasveinarnir
    Yuletide Lads. That smoke cured meat looks good —-Don’t give it away Min. Those
    shells also look nice, even though the sand maybe from Morocco.

    • Thanks! I am glad you have enjoyed the visits from the Yule Lads – only one more Lad to go, then it is Christmas! Min has been very lucky to avoid the sack of potatoes, and grateful to have not come to the attention of the Christmas cat.

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