Christmas is mainly celebrated to honour the birth of Jesus Christ. Over the years, the sentiments surrounding Christmas has evolved. Most people these days view Christmas as a cultural celebration which has increased the popularity of the same among non-Christians as well, who now look forward to Christmas as much as Christians. There is always a lot of excitement surrounding shopping, decorating and planning for the perfect Christmas feast. Since the day comes only once every year, no one wants to settle for anything less than a perfect happy Christmas.
HOW TO SAY Merry Christmas in Norwegian
Merry Christmas in Norwegian is “God Jul”. Preparations for Christmas start long before the actual day. The house is first clean and then the next most important thing is to find the perfect Christmas tree for the house which is followed by buying appropriate decorative items for the tree and the house. Cake and cookies are prepared and eaten all through the month.
On the day of Christmas, children like to go for carol singing from house to house in their local neighborhood, where they may be dressed as characters from the Christmas stories. Rice Porridge with butter, sugar and cinnamon is eaten during the lunchtime. The main meal normally consists of pork or mutton ribs served with ‘surkal’ and potatoes. In some parts of this area, families light a candle every night from this day, i.e. Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS IN NORWEGIAN– GOD JUL
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The most famous custom is the big Christmas tree given by Norway to the UK every year to thank the people of UK for being helpful to Norway during World War 2. This tree stands in Trafalgar Square, which is right in the middle of London.The generation might have changed but the excitement remains the same. People still believe in celebrating Christmas with their friends and family, though replacing the exchange of holiday cards, gifts have gained more popularity.