14# Iceland’s Yule Lads: like 13 small amazing Santas

If you arent’t lucky enough to have been born in Iceland, or not have visited the island through a Christmas season, you probably won’t have never heard of the Yule Lads. One by one they’re said to visit children in the 13 days leading to Christmas. Children leave their shoes on the window, and if they’re good they’re filled with candy and toys, while if they’re bad they get a raw potato. They’re also to leave specific treats for each lad, corresponding to his personality: there’s Stekkjarstaur, translated as Sheep…

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#TodayInHistory – December 14

December 14 – Some important events on this day. 557 👉🏼 Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, is significantly damaged by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake 644 👉🏼 Uthman ibn Affan, companion of Muhammad, appointed 3rd Caliph of Islam 1287 👉🏼 During St. Lucia’s Flood in Northwest Netherlands the Zuiderzee seawall collapses with loss of over 50,000 lives. Fifth largest recorded flood in history 1542 👉🏼 Princess Mary Stuart succeeds her father James V and becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old 1774 👉🏼 First incident of…

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