Swedish Unit: Julgransplundring (Throwing out the tree.)

From Wikipedia: “A Knut’s party or Knut’s dance (Swedish: Julgransplundring, literally: “Christmas tree plundering”) is a tradition in Sweden on St. Knut’s Day (13 January), which marks the end of the Christmas and holiday season, which includes Advent Sunday, Saint Lucy’s Day, Christmas, New Year and Epiphany. It is also known as “Dancing out Christmas” (Dansa ut julen) or “Throw out the Tree” (Kasta ut granen). During the 20th century, Christmas trees were literally thrown out of the window or from the balcony, onto the street once they had been “plundered” and stripped of all ornaments.”

We didn’t wait all the way until January 13th, but still waited longer than we usually do to take down the decorations and tree. We had a blast dancing around the tree one last time and then throwing the Christmas tree out the window. In fact it was so much fun that we did it multiple times. Haha. Good thing we had such a little tree!

Don’t worry, we will still dispose of it the proper way instead of just letting it rot in our backyard. 🙂

Out with the old, and in with the new.

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