The Folklife Archives with the Scania Music Collections

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Christmas explored

Present Christmas traditions investigated

In 2004, a collaborative project began when a number of public memorial archives and institutions decided to document the coming Christmas season from different angles and with different methods. The purpose of the project was to investigate how people relate to and create Christmas and how Christmas is communicated and ritualized in different contexts. By following how people of different ages, with different backgrounds and from different places in the country, experienced and experience Christmas, the project aimed to explore meanings, continuity and change.