St Knut’s Day

On January 13, known as St Knut’s Day or Hilarymas, Swedish and Finnish children enjoy one last festive party and then the decorations and trees are taken down. The folk saying is “Twentieth day Knut, Driveth Yule out.”

 It was once common to throw Christmas trees into the streets once they had been stripped bare of treats but this is now treated as a public nuisance and is subject to fines.

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