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World Showcase Storytellers Epcot

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Sigrid and Christmas Gnome Julenissen – Norway Christmas is a festive time in the "Land of the Midnight Sun". On Christmas Eve, farm animals are traditionally treated to the finest oats and barley. An elf-like gnome named Julenissen lives in woods and barns across the countryside. He is the guardian of every family's welfare, so … Continue reading "World Showcase Storytellers Epcot"
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Daruma Doll Seller – Japan World Showcase Storytellers Epcot

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O-Shogatsu, which lasts January 1st through 3rd, is the traditional Japanese New Year. It is a time for reflection, family, friends, delicious foods and of course, fun! An important New Year symbol and good luck charm for the Japanese is the Drauma doll, which has no pupils in its eyes. Tradition is to make a wish and paint the pupil of the left eye. If your wish comes true before the end of the year, you paint the right pupil.
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