Jolabokaflod: Your Favorite New Holiday Tradition
Get behind Iceland's “Yule Book Flood” this holiday season and read books on Christmas Eve or just over the school break. What a great tradition!
Iceland has a Christmas Eve book tradition of jólabókaflóð or Yule Book Flood. Everyone in Iceland gets a catalog of all the new published books in their mailbox at the start of the holiday season and they start buying books. They exchange books on Christmas Eve and then spend the evening reading them!
The Yule Book Flood started during WWII when imports were limited but paper was cheap and available. The country was too small to support year round book publishing so they flooded the market with books at the end of the year. Books became the traditional Christmas gift.
For the next 15 school days, I will be flooding you with book recommendations. Maybe one of these titles will be your perfect Holiday read over the break. You don’t have to buy these books...just get them from your school library!
Here is the Link to my Google Slides for the first 6 days of my Book Flood!