Scandinavian Midsummer

Midsummer, an observation of the longest day of the year, is celebrated in each of the Scandinavian countries. Originally a pagan holiday, Midsummer is celebrated on the day of John the Baptist and is now held on the weekend closest to the summer solstice. In Sweden the celebration takes place around a maypole that is… More Scandinavian Midsummer

Nordic National Days

On the 4th of July we celebrate our Independence Day. Nearly every country has a day that they celebrate their country‚Äôs formation or independence or freedom. Here is a short reminder of the Nordic independence days, three of which fall in June! This year we’re honoring these holidays with celebration kits for Denmark, Finland, Norway,… More Nordic National Days

Embracing Friluftsliv

When the temperatures fall and the light fades, staying in and bundling up feels natural. In the parts of the world that are blanketed with snow for most of the year, residents know how to utilize time outside in the cold winter months.   Outdoor living is such a large part of the Nordic culture,… More Embracing Friluftsliv