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Interesting that Finland has kept the name of the buck but giving it to Santa.

Here is what the term today refers to in Sweden:

Probably goes back to the old gods, what with Tor having goats pulling his wagon.

Celebrating everything on the evening before the main event goes back to the days when you spent the main day in church, so you could just as well be hung-over, thus the evening before was party night. So 24th is the day in Sweden too.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Dec 25th, 2010 at 04:13:05 PM EST
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