Scandinavian Traditions

Traditions carry a lot of importance in Scandinavian culture. From day to day practices to large scale holiday activities and ceremonies, we like it all.

Scandinavian Weddings

Happy Wedding Season! Here, we've collected a round-up of Scandinavian wedding traditions. Let us know if you've participated in any ...

Legend of the Nisse and Tomte

A nisse (usually Norwegian) and a tomte (usually Swedish) are similar characters. They are both solitary, mischievous domestic sprites responsible ...

The Legend of Sankta Lucia

St. Lucia Day December 13th is the day that Swedes and others all over the world honor the legend of ...
The artist Mindy Schumacher standing in front of a chest of drawers with bobbins of thread on top.

Mindy Schumacher – Artist Feature

“I originally drew the snail and mushroom design for my daughter, and it has stood the test of time, “ ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Easter Tree Tradition

The beginning of spring means it is time to make your Easter Tree or Påskris – a popular tradition in ...

Smörgåsbord Time Is Here

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

Do You Let Christmas Get Your Goat?

The Yule goat (known as a Julbock in Sweden, Julebukk in Norway, or Olkipukki in Finland) in Nordic countries today ...

Advent Is In The Air

Advent is almost here. Of course we all know what this means: You can play and listen to holiday music ...