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Originally Answered: Why do Norway, Denmark and Sweden celebrate Christmas on 24th Dec. ? Because the heathens (did) celebrate winter solstice, and during the christening of Scandinavia the christians decided to celebrate these holidays at the same time to make the christening go smoother.
When is the main celebration of Christmas in Sweden?
- Christmas in Sweden. Christmas (Swedish: jul, [jʉːl]) is celebrated throughout December and traditionally until St. Knut's Day on January 13. The main celebration and the exchange of gifts in many families takes place on Christmas Eve, December 24. The Lucia Day is celebrated during Advent, on December 13.
- Norway, Denmark, and Sweden celebrate Christmas on December 24 because Christmas day was permanently reserved as a holy day. The Scandinavians also celebrate on the eve of a holy day and not on the holy day itself. Many Scandinavians would attend a church service mass on Christmas morning.
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