Þrettándinn - Epiphany Feast Day

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Fireworks in Iceland

Icelanders do not celebrate 12 Yule Lads like most English-speaking in the Christian World but 13 Yule Lads, that means that their last Christmas celebration ‘’Þrettándinn or The thirteenth’’ is on January 6th. On that day the last of the Yule Lads returns home and it is believed that the Hidden People of Iceland come out once more. It is celebrated with an organized parade with elves, trolls, and the famous Yule Lads, bonfire and fireworks as it is the last legal day to shoot off fireworks. The thirteenth Yule Lads in Iceland are called Sheep-Cote Clod, Gully Gawk, Stubby, Spoon Licker, Pot Licker, Bowl Licker, Door Slammer, Skyr Gobbler, Sausage Snatcher, Window Peeper, Door Sniffer, Meat Hook, and Candle Beggar.





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