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An exhibition full of the spirit of Christmas

”It's Christmas. Again.” That is the name of the exhibition at Regionmuseet in Kristianstad. Here you can find the answers to your questions about Christmas: Who invented the electric candleholder? Where does the cinnamon come from that we sprinkle over our rice porridge?
What do we eat and drink at Christmas? You can find the answers to your questions here.
What do we eat and drink at Christmas? You can find the answers to your questions here.
Foto: Lasse Ottosson
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Great to see along with the family

– It's a cosy little exhibition, for both children and grown-ups. Great to see along with the family, says Anna Hadders, who has produced the exhibition.

The greeting  'Merry Christmas'  in different languages.
The greeting 'Merry Christmas' in different languages.
Foto: Lasse Ottosson

Here you can find answers to questions such as: Who invented the electric advent candleholder? Where does the cinnamon come from that we sprinkle over our rice porridge? Why do we celebrate Lucia?

Learn more about Christmas food and traditions at the museum. Anna Hadders shows you.
Learn more about Christmas food and traditions at the museum. Anna Hadders shows you.
Foto: Lasse Ottosson

– There's a lot to learn here, for instance that originally there was no boy with a star in the Lucia procession. He used to go round on Twelfth Night and give a performance, says Anna Hadders.

– You can peep under the floorboards too and see how the mice celebrate Christmas.

At Christmas Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.
At Christmas Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.
Foto: Lasse Ottosson

Is it safe to go to the museum during the corona pandemic?

– There's any amount of space here at the museum. It's quite safe to come here. and we have hand sanitizer for our visitors.

The mice celebrate Christmas as well.
The mice celebrate Christmas as well.
Foto: Lasse Ottosson

The exhibition is open until 13th January.

PS: Would you like to contribute with your own Christmas memories and traditions? The museum would be glad to have them. They will become part of the exhibition.