It’s Almost Time For Påskekrim (Easter Crime)

Norway is known as having one of the strangest holiday traditions – Påskekrim – reading about gruesome murders over the Easter holiday. So we’re taking a minute to dive into how this tradition started. Perhaps it is time for you to climb on the Oslo-to-Bergen train, first stop Påskekrim: It All Started with Fake News… More It’s Almost Time For Påskekrim (Easter Crime)

The Power of Sisu

Have you ever seen the Finnish word, “sisu,” [SEE-soo] and wondered what it meant? Sisu is at the root of the culture of Finland. It’s also a concept that can be hard to define. Writer Katja Pantzar moved to Finland, before writing her book The Finnish Way. She immersed herself into Finnish culture and found… More The Power of Sisu

What is St. Urho’s Day?

St. Urho’s Day is one of those legends that has a blurry origin story. If you live in Minnesota you might have heard rumblings about a man who drove the grasshoppers out of Finland. He protected the precious grape crop with his loud booming voice. The myth, originated in Minnesota in the 1950s, created a… More What is St. Urho’s Day?