This is one Swede keepsake! Crafted of glass exclusively for Bronner's from Hungary, our 3" tall ornament shares the Christmas customs of Sweden in vibrant red along a two-tone gold and white finish. The front displays a picture of the Julbock (a goat made of straw) next to the traditional Christmas greeting "God Jul". Whether you're of Swedish descent or simply an admirer of different ethnicities, our customs of Sweden glass ornament is sure to be a fun and enlightening conversation piece for years to come!
Please select the alternate image to view Sweden's Christmas customs printed on the back.
Custom on the back of the Sweden's ornament reads:
Holiday celebrations begin on December 13, St. Lucia's Day. The eldest daughter, dressed in a white robe and wearing a wreath of greens with seven lit candles on her head, awakens her family by singing "Santa Lucia" while serving them coffee, buns and cookies. After Christmas Eve dinner, the family gathers around the Christmas tree to open gifts brought by the Jultomten (Christmas gnome), who rides on the Julbock, a goat made of straw. Christmas Day is reserved for religious observance and rest before holiday socializing begins on December 26. On January 6, Twelfth Night, the caroling Star Boys stroll house-to-house. Festivities end January 13, St. Knut's Day.