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Christmas in Sicilia

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Lady Unna,

 

In Sicila, the Christmas season begins about a week before the actual holiday itself. During this week, children go from house to house dressed as little shepherds, sing songs, and so forth. On Christmas Eve, families fast until the evening, where they enjoy a meal composed of fish and pasta. After the meal, each person selects a random present from what is called the Urn of Fate, since some of the boxes are empty (however, everyone receives a present in the end). After this, a Yule Log is burned, and will continue to burn until the new year begins, a tradition from pre-Christian times which symbolizes purity and the start of a fresh year. On Christmas Day, families attend mass and usually have another, large meal in celebration of the birth of Christ, with meat or chicken replacing fish, and more sweets.

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This, of course, explains why there are so many manufacturers of artificial snow in Sicilia. ;)

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Dearly Beloved Husband,

 

Sicilia is in the southern hemisphere of Micras so it is now summer in your Jarldom.

 

Indeed. As Jarl, however, you could, for cultural reasons, decide otherwise.

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Dearly Beloved Husband,

 

Sicilia is in the southern hemisphere of Micras so it is now summer in your Jarldom.

 

Ah, that is what I thought was meant.

 

That is correct, climate-wise, we celebrate Christmas in the summer.

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