lørdag 27. desember 2008

Julenek



This is a julenek! Julenek is a stalk of oats tied to a pole. Traditionally, it was good luck if birds ate from the juleneks. It symbolized hope for good farming.

Today we hang them out as a snack to the birds, and it has become a symbol of Christmas in Norway.

2 kommentarer:

babooshka sa...

A beautiful tradition.

mkhansen sa...

I like that custom - it looks very attractive in the tree, as well. Merry Christmas to you!