Holidays/Celebrations

Sankta Lucia Day Is Coming

This Saturday at Ingebretsen's we will be celebrating Lucia Day (a little early, the official day is December 13). Enjoy ...
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Góða ólavsøku! (Good Olaf’s Wake!)

Today, July 29th, is St. Olaf’s Day. We’re talking St. Olaf the former king of Norway and one of the ...
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Independence Days

This Wednesday we celebrate our Independence Day. Nearly every country has a day that they celebrate their country’s formation or ...
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Midsommar In The Land of the Midnight Sun

Talking seals. Singing like frogs. Rolling naked in the morning dew. Welcome to Midsommar or Midsummer, in Scandinavia. This is ...
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10 Unique Facts about Syttende Mai

Next week on May 17th is the Norwegian National Day, better known as Syttende Mai. Syttende Mai marks the day ...
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Easter Traditions In Scandinavia

We have posted about Norway's Påskekrim and the Easter Trees in Sweden but here are a few traditions from all ...
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It’s Almost Time For Påskekrim or Easter-Crime

We posted this last year, but it is worth repeating. By the way, this began in 1923 when Easter landed ...
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The Easter Tree Tradition

Spring is here (or will be officially next week) and Easter is two weeks away. It is time to make ...
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Saint Urho Drives The Grasshoppers Out of Finland

Tomorrow, March 16th, is St. Urho's Day. With much less PR and fanfare as the Irish St. Patrick's Day, St ...
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Halloween in Scandinavia

October 31st is the eve of All Hallows Day (or All Saints Day). Prior to being significant to Christians, October ...
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