29 marraskuuta 2016

Joy & Fun linkup 27

Breaking the rules is fun, isn't it!
So Flower Wednesday invites you again to JOY & FUN!
Feel free to share whatever brings you joy & fun these dark winter days!
No need to be florals.

A few words about the Finnish expression PIKKUJOULULiterally it means Little Christmas... meaning pre-Christmas parties / fiestas / celebrations that are celebrated everywhere - with friends and family at homes and with coworkers at restaurants - drinking a lot, I mean a lot!!!! We have a saying Joulu juhlista jaloin, pikkujouluista kontaten. There is a play of words, being hard to translate, but the meaning is:

Christmas is the noblest of all fiestas.
đŸ·đŸ·đŸ· Pre-Christmas fiestas make you return home on all fours! đŸ·đŸ·đŸ·
A tiny explanation:
jalo = noble, jaloin = most noble
jalka = feet, jaloin = with feet
I have asked for help with translation- when I get it, I'll add it here :))

One popular drink at pre-Christmas time is GLÖGI - GLÖGG
- a bit like German GlĂŒhwein with or without alcohol.

GLÖGI is a hot drink known all around Scandinavia. Today it's mostly associated to this dark time preceding Christmas - Joulu. The spices - cinnamon, ginger - used in it sound rather exotic since the present form originates from the homes of Swedish-speaking upper class that the rest of Finland of course started to copycat as soon as they could afford it. 

Glögi is often confused with mulled wines, especially German GlĂŒhwein, but glögi is made of black currant or other juice. It is served hot with raisins and almonds.

Tule mukaan - Come along!

Linkup 1 & the rules.

❤︎ Happy pre-Christmas time ❤︎

15 kommenttia:

  1. Vastaukset
    1. I'm glad you liked it Lucia :) Humor is a good thing to have!

  2. I feel quite Christmassy reading your post. Time to get out the mulled wine as we call it in our segment of the world :). B x

  3. Sure is fun and joy to me visiting your lovely post!

  4. Interesting sharing on the different pre-Christmas celebration!

  5. In Germany Ikea sells Glögi and the christmasmarkets with finnisch villages.
    The christmas-medley is wonderful!
    I take one piparkakku - thank you and greetings from Germany

  6. Ønsker deg fine fÞrjulsdager !

  7. Riitta, your table looks very inviting.....love the cute gnomes!
    Thanks for hosting...have a great weekend!

  8. Wonderful time of celebrations! Wonderful traditions of Winter Holidays! The biscuits must be such a sweet delight; also, the decorations are so lovely! Lots of joy, good cheer and positivity in your posts, as always. Many thanks and Have a very pleasant time in December! Best regards!

  9. Dearest ritta K; So sorry for my belated comment. Oh, Christmas is coming close; Even in Japan we can see all the product for the holiday season. I wish to taste your GLÖGI - GLÖGG♪ 
    Hoping you started wondeful week, Dear friend.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in Finland, xoxo Miyako*


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