Walpurgis night (Valborgsmässoafton in Swedish and Vappu in Finnish), is a great celebration in Sweden and Finland. The tradition comes from Germany and celebrates of the 8th century abbess Saint Walpurga. (St. Walpurga inspired Walburga Black, one of the witches in the Harry Potter series of children’s books.) Since the Middle Ages the last day… More Walpurgis Night Is Upon Us
Scandinavian countries are in the forefront of working to avoid waste and improve the environment. Here are examples from each country along with a link to find more information. The theme of this year’s Earth Day is Protect Our Species. Read more about Earth Day 2019 to find out what you can do. Norway… More Happy Earth Day 2019
Local legend Ole Senior, not to be confused with Ole Junior, Little Ole, Big Ole, Middle Ole, or Just Ole, has been called to Washington, D.C. He has been accused of collusion with Russia over monopolizing the supply of lutefisk to Minnesota and the surrounding states. It led to the well-known Great Lutefisk Shortage of… More Extra! Extra! Read All About It!