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Celebrate Jolabokaflod: An Icelandic Christmas Book-Giving Tradition

Iceland’s unique tradition has been unchanged for almost a century. It’s called Jolabokaflod or “Christmas book flood,” a national practice that brings family and friends together. On Christmas Eve, people gather around the fireplace to exchange books and enjoy them with hot cocoa or chocolate. Jolabokaflod is about more than just gifting; it’s about reading. ...

Nathan Machoka

A book given as a present.