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Declaration of Christmas Peace in Turku, Finland Options
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, December 24, 2017 7:28:33 AM

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Christmas Peace (Finnish: joulurauha, Swedish: julfrid) is a tradition based on old Scandinavian legislation created by Birger Jarl in the 13th century, extending the tradition of the Truce of God. Offenders who committed crimes on religious holidays like Christmas were given harsher punishments. Today it is a tradition to recommend that people behave in a respectful and peaceful manner at Christmas. The Declaration of Christmas Peace has remained in Finland where it is an essential part of the Christmas tradition. (Wikipedia)

"Tomorrow, God willing, is the graceful celebration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour;
and thus is declared a peaceful Christmas time to all, by advising devotion and to behave otherwise quietly and peacefully,
because he who breaks this peace and violates the peace of Christmas by any illegal or improper behaviour shall under
aggravating circumstances be guilty
and punished according to what the law and statutes prescribe for each and every offence separately.
Finally, a joyous Christmas feast is wished to all inhabitants of the city."

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Posted: Sunday, December 24, 2017 8:19:57 AM

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Merry Christmas to you and to and the whole Finland.
hedy mmm
Posted: Sunday, December 24, 2017 9:26:08 AM

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What a beautiful thread and awesome picture...

A joyous Christmas to you Jyrkkä Jätkä, your family and your country Finland...I like that term "Declaration of Peace", wish it was practiced throughout our world.

My best wishes to the TFD family...

Be blessed, hedy

"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
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