Christmas Around the World Project

Christmas in Sweden

1. How is Christmas different in Sweden than the U.S ?

In Sweden they celebrate St. Lucia and how she fed the Christians that were hiding underground from the Romans that were hunting them down.

In America Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25 even though in the bible the date is not stated.

3. Who brings the gifts?

On Christmas eve December 24th a Christmas Gnome named Tomte comes out of his underground home under the house or barn with his sack of gifts to give to everyone.

5. Are there any other holidays celebrated besides December 25th?

Yes dating back to again St. Lucia day where they have a feast almost like thanksgiving celebrating St. Lucia.