Faroese Christmas with Drífa Hansen

Half-Faroese, half-Icelandic opera singer Drífa Hansen shares with us the magical traditions of Christmas in the Faroe Islands.

Faroese Christmas

We eat a lot. One should think we’d been starving all year. Except for eating, Christmas time in the Faroe Islands is very family oriented, friendly, cozy and subtle. There are lots of concerts, choirs singing in the streets and there is an annual concert by the National Symphony Orchestra. Visiting friends is part of Christmas and there is an old ritual that guests cannot leave the house without having eaten something.

Faroese Christmas is definitely intriguing, read about Drífa’s Christmas Eve, shopping traditions (and wish list) and a surprising main course of Christmas Eve (hint: it’s not shark!), in our Christmas Issue!

Want to know more about the Faroe Islands? Have a look at our interview with Beinta Poulsen, a Faroese knitwear designer who showcased in a stupendous runway event at the Eiffel Tower in Paris! Faroese Christmas-Soul Made Faroe Islands

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