Holidays/Celebrations

Scandinavian Midsummer

Midsummer, an observation of the longest day of the year, is celebrated in each of the Scandinavian countries. Originally a ...
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Nordic National Days

On the 4th of July we celebrate our Independence Day. Nearly every country has a day that they celebrate their ...
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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 ...
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The Easter Tree Tradition

The beginning of spring means it is time to make your Easter Tree or Påskris – a popular tradition in ...
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2020 – A Year to Start New Traditions

A holiday that centers around drinking hot drinks and reading all through the night exists? Yes – and it’s called ...
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Not Your Grandma’s Syttende Mai

This year the wonderful traditional Syttende Mai celebrations in Norway and here in the United States are cancelled due to ...
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St. Knut’s Day: Time To Toss A Tree

We know what your true love gave you on the 1st through 12th day of Christmas but what did you ...
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Ringing In The New Year In Scandinavia

This Tuesday when it is 4:00 in Minnesota they will be ringing in the New Year’s in Finland. At 5:00 ...
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Smörgåsbord Time Is Here

The word Smörgåsbord in the United States is often defined as any old buffet that offers a large choice of ...
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Let There Be Light

We are in that portion of the year where the days are short and the nights are long and in ...
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