5B spent Friday morning joining in with Icelandic tradition celebrated on Christmas Eve each year where people give each other books as gifts and spend the evening reading and eating chocolate! This tradition is known as Jolabokaflod, which translates roughly to “Christmas book flood” in English.
Jolabokaflod started during World War II, when paper was one of the few things not rationed in Iceland. Because of this, Icelanders gave books as gifts while other commodities were in short supply, turning them into a country of bookaholics to this day.
We had a lovely, chocolatey morning snuggled up with our favourite books!