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Winter Solstice at the Iron Age Village

A Christmas walk through history - Our contemporary Christmas celebrations are deeply rooted in the religious practices, folklore, superstition and likely repetition of time-honoured traditions.

The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year. The Vikings celebrated the solstice. They sacrificed to the gods, feasted and drank Jól. This weekend, we'll show you some of the traditions of celebrating the winter solstice and the pagan Jól here in the Nordic countries at winter time. There will be short presentations, storytelling, family activities and roasts and bream by the fireplaces.