Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Advent Day 23

Happy Advent Season, My Lovelies!  This year on my Advent Calendar I want to share Christmas traditions from around the world along with a daily scripture reading.

In Sweden, the Yule Goat is one of the oldest Christmas Traditions. The goat has a connection to Thor as it was said he rode through the sky with a herd of goats pulling him. "The Yule Goat was originally said to be an ugly creature that frightened children, and demanded gifts at Christmas. In Scandinavia, people thought of the Yule Goat as an invisible creature that would appear some time before Christmas to make sure that the Yule preparations were done right. During the 19th century its role shifted towards becoming the giver of Christmas gifts."

Some Swedish towns have huge goats in their town square, and families decorate for Christmas with them.  They are traditionally made from straw.
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1 John 3:7-8

7 Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. 8 The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.



Until next time...
Blessings!
Ricki Jill

1 comment:

  1. Damn didn't know that, I do not associate goats with Christmas

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