Sun, Dec 20|
December Book Club
Christmas in Iceland is special. Everything pulsates with a vibrant energy, as the Icelanders embrace those festive traditions that make them a tribe. Alda Sigmundsdóttir invites you on a journey of Iceland’s magical Yuletide season, all the way to New Year’s Eve, and beyond.
Date & Place
Dec 20, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
About the Event
In anticipation of our 2021 trip to Iceland, December’s Book Club selection is “The Little Book of Icelanders at Christmas” by Icelandic author Alda Sigmundsdóttir. This online event will take place via Zoom.
The book can be purchased through your favorite bookstore or through the Fernweh Collective nonprofit store here.
All book club members can use the discount code BOOKCLUB 10% off all book club selections at FernwehCollective.org. You can also purchase the 2020 Book Club Bundle and get free shipping in addition to your 10% off.
Feel free to invite your friends to join. Thank you for participating in this important discussion with us, and we look forward to hearing what you have to say.
About the December selection:
Christmas in Iceland is special. Ask any Icelander and they will tell you. It is a time of year when everything pulsates with vibrant activity, and the nation delights in those festive traditions that make them a tribe. Music is all around, friends gather, restaurants are filled with people partaking of festive Yuletide offerings, authors are out and about reading from their new works. Everything pulsates with a vibrant, happy energy. There is even a word for the gleeful excitement one feels when waiting for Christmas—jólaskap, literally “Christmas mood”.
In this book, Alda Sigmundsdóttir invites you on a journey of Iceland’s magical Yuletide season, all the way to New Year’s Eve, and beyond. You will learn about the special foods, traditions and customs that makes Christmas in Iceland so special, and meet a colourful cast of characters that are such an integral part of the Yule. In her inimitable style, and using examples from her own life, Alda gives you not only the modern version of Christmas, but also the historical and cultural background to many of that traditions that are still observed today.