We love reading at Gomer and celebrated this with our own Jolabokaflod inspired by an Icelandic Christmas Celebration. Imagine this: It’s Christmas Eve and after receiving a brand-new book from your family, you cozy up in your favourite reading place in front of the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and spend the rest of the evening reading. That’s exactly how Icelandic people celebrate Christmas each year. Jolabokaflod started during World War II, when paper was one of the few things not rationed in Iceland. Because of this, Icelanders gave books as gifts while other commodities were in short supply. We thought that was a fabulous Christmas activity for the children.

15th December 2023
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