Happy Christmas!

Today is AĆ°fangadagur in Iceland. The name of this day is usually translated into English as “Christmas Eve”, but the word actually means “the day of gathering provisions”, because traditionally no work could be done on Christmas Day and everything had to be ready before midnight. Today is a half holiday on which most people stop work at noon and Christmas officially begins at 6 p.m., with Christians either attending a Christmas church service or listening to it on the radio. After the Christmas meal we open the presents and read the cards. Here are some Christmas decorations to get you in the Holiday mood:

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