The entire month of December all houses in Denmark are haunted by some small supernatural beings whom we call NISSER – in English, they are commonly known as pixies.
NISSER are small persons not taller than 2 ft. and often much smaller. They are dressed in red and grey woollen clothes and they all wear a red pointed hat. NISSER love rice pudding (in fact this is all they eat) which we set out to them during Christmas time. It has to be drizzled with cinnamon and sugar as well as a big lump of butter, along with a big glass of sweet beer….If we forget, they are likely to revenge themselves on us with the most terrible teasing….
Many Danes have much too long noses because the NISSER didn`t get enough rice pudding, so gotta be careful !!! However, if they get their pudding they can be very helpful and even useful. Many children get a small present from the NISSER every morning from 1 to 24 December. …. :-)
They may also help people in need – cure sick animals – help with a good harvest – make hard work easy – etc. – Gotta have respect for these little ones ! ;-)
Christmas is just around the corner.
“Nisser” was featured in ShuTTerBugS on 16 December 2011.
“Nisser” was featured in Children come 1st on 16 December 2011.
“Nisser” was featured in “The Power of Photography” on 28 December 2011.