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Drekkedagsnatta 2024

Tourists join the residents of Kongsberg in Drekkedagsnatta to party like the town's 17th century miners used to

Dates: December 22


Drekkedagsnatta is a party held annually on the 22nd of December in the Kongsberg as a tribute to the miners who used to work in the town's silver mines since the 17th century. The celebration represents an ancient tradition of the miners' Christmas celebration: the hardworking miners would get out of the mines on the eve of Christmas and go down the hills to town in a chain holding torches and their wages and drink mulled wine and revel in a loud celebration partying in the woods.

Today the locals and visitors of the town follow the same path ascending the hills and celebrating with bonfires, playing the guitar, accordion, dancing, and drinking.

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin