Syttende Mai – Norway’s Constitution Day

Syttende Mai A brief history and how to celebrate from anywhere – The 17th of May (Syttende Mai) is Norway’s Constitution Day, a wonderful spring holiday celebrated with red, white and blue ribbons and flags, national costumes and big smiles as Norwegians everywhere mark the historic signing of their Constitution (Grunnloven) in 1814. That year… More Syttende Mai – Norway’s Constitution Day

The Easter Tree Tradition

The beginning of spring means it is time to make your Easter Tree or Påskris – a popular tradition in Sweden. In the markets of Sweden you will see buckets and baskets filled with colorful feathers and ribbons for Påskris. The ribbons are tied to twigs and placed in a container. Much like a Christmas… More The Easter Tree Tradition

Smörgåsbord Time Is Here

The word Smörgåsbord in the United States is often defined as any old buffet that offers a large choice of food. However, the word originated in Sweden. Its roots are found in the upper class of 14th century Sweden where a small spread of bread, butter, and cheese was offered before mealtime. The smörgåsbord grew… More Smörgåsbord Time Is Here