Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas! Happy Jólabókaflóð!

"In Iceland, books are exchanged on Christmas Eve, and you spend the rest of the night reading. People generally take their books to bed along with some chocolate. How cozy and wonderful does that sound?

Iceland publishes more books per capita than any other country, and new books are typically published only during the Christmas season - the frenzy is called "Jólabókaflóð" which means Christmas Book Flood."

Found on Facebook.

☆☆ Merry Christmas! Happy Jólabókaflóð! ☆☆ 


  1. What a wonderful idea, I always give books as gifts. Merry Christmas Marianne to you and your family.

  2. Yes, I wonderful tradition! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. Even though I hope I sleep tonight, if I have any trouble I will be reading! Great piece of Christmas Eve lore.

  4. What a cozy Christmas tradition!! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. I love that tradition as much as everyone of you does. Mind you, I don't need a tradition like that in order to start reading. ;) But I'd love to have everyone around me love reading just as much as I do.

    Happy New Year,