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The Thirteenth

January 6


The thirteenth, and last, day of Christmas. In Icelandic folklore there is a lot of superstition surrounding New Year's night and the Thirteenth Night of Christmas; among others that on those nights cows talk the language of men, seals take off their skins and elves move house and visit patient people, giving them riches, if they silently sit all night at a crossroads. Festivities are held all over the country, with elf themed bonfires and more fireworks.

More information on the bonfire locations are announced in the week before.