Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Icelandic Santa Clauses

Our class is going to tell you about the Icelandic Santa Clauses.
In Iceland there are 13 Santa’s. They are called Jolasveinar which means, Christmas Boys. They have been a part of the Icelandic Christmas tradition for a long time. Grýla and Leppalúði are their parents. They are frightenful creatures and have a reputation for snatching and eating children who are naughty.
When stories about the Jolasveinar first appeared, they were scary creatures just like their parents. Over the years, they have become milder, gentler creatures who are fun to be around.
The Icelandic Santa Clauses come one by one, and start arriving 13 days before Christmas.

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