Come celebrate a Viking Jól (Yule) with us!

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Date(s) - December 10, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Guini Ridge Farm & Garden Center


Come celebrate a Viking Jól (Yule) with us!

The Norse people celebrated a midwinter feast which is now called Jul in Scandinavia and Yule in other countries. We’ll learn how the old Scandinavian celebrated during this solstice festival to celebrate the rebirth of the sun. From what they did, drank & ate to traditions like Julbucking, Yule log and the Yule goat to the Yule Tree, the precursor to our Christmas tree today. Matt will cover how these traditions continued being celebrated from Medieval times to today. To make it extra fun, Matt will be dressed in traditional Viking garb.

After the event you can make your own Jul Goat ornament to adorn your Christmas tree while enjoying some mulled cider.

The class is open to kids from 1-99! While we are not charging for the class, we will be accepting donation to support Matt’s work at History Live Northeast. Please do sign up so we know how many are attending.

Matt is the Executive Director of History Live! Northeast and has over 25 years of experience as a re-enactor, medievalist, and theater performer, who loves to share his love of history with others. For more information go to: History Live North East.

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