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Why Swedish Christmas has only just ended

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Published: 13.Jan.2018 13:30 hrs

Many people in Sweden will finally throw out Christmas trees and clear up the last of their festive decorations on January 13th.

But the Knut’s Party (julgransplundringarna, literally, Christmas tree plundering) tradition may soon be as distant a memory as Christmas itself.

St. Knut’s Day, January 13th, traditionally marks the end of the holiday season in Sweden and is the day St. Knut helps to “drive Christmas away”.

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