Ærra Jéola (Before Yule) or Jiuli and Æftera Jéola (After Yule). The real and original Joulu, Yule. From Finnish Kekri became finnish joulu. From roman Saturnalia celebration became joulu, Wonderful to know the pagan origins of our celebration! Mid winter festival, Winter Solstice. All the perfect layers of Joulu
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rustincohleruinedmylife: “ On Tjugondag jul [the Day of Yule], there has been a tradition a bit analogous to modern Santa Claus, where men dressed as a goat (Finnish: Nuuttipukki) would visit houses. Unlike Santa Claus, Nuuttipukki was a scary.
On Tjugondag jul/Twentieth Day Yule, young adult men would dress as as a goat (Finnish: Nuuttipukki) and some men would dress in women's clothing. The main part of the Nuuttipukki costume, however, was a pair of horns and a mask made from animal leather, birch bark or paper.