Day 8 of The Danish Canadian Advent Calendar

As most everyone is aware, the original Vikings were pagans. Over time however, what most don’t talk about is Vikings never died they are still very much a live, their descendants are all over the globe. What happened to them, they adopted the Christian faith. They accepted Christianity as their religion of choice, they adapted many aspects of their earlier festivals and celebrations to fit in with their new faith. This was not a new tactic, as early Christians often worked celebrations around earlier pagan festivals, particularly the Roman Saturnalia, a solstice festival which occurred on December 25th.

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