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"Why we chose such a stupid name remains a mystery"
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III[src]

Snoggletog is the annual holiday which is celebrated in Berk. Snoggletog is very similar to Christmas, as the Vikings were shown building a Christmas tree in Gift of the Night Fury. Also Stoick described Snoggletog as a "winter holiday", Dragons: Rise of Berk and School of Dragons also supported the idea, as the Snoggletog events were set during Christmas time. Snoggletog also resembles Easter, as Astrid decorates a dragon egg with ribbon, thus looking like an Easter egg in the same short movie.

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New Tradition

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Ruffnut and Tuffnut finds out that Meatlug has laid eggs

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Happy Snoggletog!

Gift of the Night Fury

While Stoick proclaims how wonderful this year's Snoggletog will be, all the dragons in the village hear a distant roar; the villagers witness flocks of dragons flying high past Berk. One of the village dragons makes a similar roar, at which all of Berk's dragons take off, leaving the villagers bewildered. Fishlegs immediately chains his dragon, Meatlug . Later, Hiccup walks along with a pair of oars on his shoulders and suddenly bumps into Fishlegs, who has been acting a little suspiciously for the past few days. Observing him carrying a basket full of fish, Hiccup remarks that there is enough fish to feed a dragon. Upon Fishlegs' nervous reaction, Hiccup follows him to the barn where Meatlug was kept chained. As Hiccup opens the doors of the barn, she immediately flies out, snapping the chain and taking Hiccup along with her. Later, Ruffnut and Tuffnut finds out that Meatlug has laid eggs. Astrid realizes that the other dragons took off for the same reason, to lay their eggs. Meanwhile, Hiccup is taken to an island full of dragons, immediately realizing why they are here. There were lots of dragons with their babies who had just hatched from their eggs. Though he couldn't find Toothless , he decides to go back home, seeing that the dragons are celebrating their own sort of holiday. Hiccup soon brings all the dragons back, and the villagers are happy that their dragons have returned. Toothless comes only later though. He was out searching for Hiccup's lost helmet, which was why Hiccup didn't find him in the island. For Hiccup, it was his best Snoggletog ever because Toothless has proved his loyalty, as he preferred riding with him rather than flying on his own. The Vikings celebrate Snoggletog that year for the return of their dragons.

Practices

Yaknog

Astrid and her Yaknog

Making Yaknog

Astrid uses a family recipe to make a drink called Yaknog to bring out the festive cheer on Snoggletog.

Preparing Gifts

Similar to how Santa places his gifts in children's socks, Vikings are to present gifts in helmets or other places for little children. Dragon Eggs were tied up in ribbons and placed there. However, they exploded and this practice was removed.

Building Snoggletog Trees

Large trees made with wooden planksand decorated with shields are made during Snoggletog. This resembles the modern day Christmas tree. These trees are made by building a tree made of wood and nailing shields onto it with Nadder spines.

Gathering at the Great Hall

Vikings of Berk gather at the Great Hall to celebrate, eating and catching up with friends. The Great Hall is decorated with items such as colourfully-lit light bulbs, jingle bells and other colourful, festive ornaments. People gather there and wear festive clothes. Gobber, for example, wore helmets with reinheer horns and holly plants on it and sleigh bells on his missing arm.

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Dragons on The Berkery

Mating and Laying Eggs

This practice is done only by dragons. Dragons all flock to an island called The Berkery with plenty of pits full of water to mate and lay their eggs. Then, they lay eggs and return to Berk after their eggs hatch and their babies mature. This cannot be done on Berk as their eggs explode and it destroy properties and cost lives. On the island, there are water pits. The dragons push eggs into it where they can then explode safely.

Sighting a Snoggletog Wraith

According to Dragons: Rise of Berk, a Snoggletog Wraith appears on the eve of Snoggletog. According to legend, if one is sighted, it will grant a snowy festive day, which was not the case in Gift of the Night Fury.

Trivia

  • In 2015 Dreamworks animation celebrated Snoggletog on December 18.

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