St. Knut's Day
Information about St. Knut's Day
Warning against falling Christmas trees: on St. Knut conifers are disposed of!
Significance: St. Knut's Day is a traditional festival. Christmas trees are taken down on this day, and the candies and cookies that decorated the tree are eaten. There has been a tradition, where men dressed as a goat would visit houses.
Taking down christmas trees; eating the candies and cookies that decorated the tree
Sweden / Finland
Tjugondag jul, Twentieth Day Yule, Tjugondag Knut, Twentieth Day Knut, Knutomasso
Knut IV. (King of Denmark)
Canute Lavard (Knut Levard in Swedish) was a Danish duke who was assassinated by his cousin and rival Magnus Nilsson on 7 January 1131 so he could usurp the Danish throne. 7 January became Knut's Day, a name day. As his name day roughly coincided wit