Six Christmas babies in Iceland this year

Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP

Iceland was blessed with six new ‘Christmas babies’ this year, a figure similar to that seen last year.

On 24 December – the day on which Icelanders traditionally celebrate Christmas – four babies were born during the day at the National University Hospital in Reykjavik, followed by a fifth in the evening.

But perhaps the real title of ‘Christmas baby’ should go to the bundle of joy delivered just after 6 pm at the South Iceland Healthcare Clinic in Selfoss. 6 pm is the exact time on Christmas Eve considered by many to be the start of Christmas and when many families sit down for their festive meal.

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