Holidays/Celebrations

Walpurgis Night Is Upon Us

Walpurgis night (Valborgsmässoafton in Swedish and Vappu in Finnish), is a great celebration in Sweden and Finland. The tradition comes ...
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Happy Earth Day 2019

Scandinavian countries are in the forefront of working to avoid waste and improve the environment. Here are examples from each ...
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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Local legend Ole Senior, not to be confused with Ole Junior, Little Ole, Big Ole, Middle Ole, or Just Ole, ...
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Valentinsdag Is Around The Corner

It’s coming – Valentine’s Day. Next week is the day we celebrate love. Valentine’s Day, like Christmas and Easter, is ...
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Donald Duck Wishes You A God Jul

In Sweden, about 40 percent of the country gathers round the television on Christmas Eve—to watch Donald Duck. Every Christmas ...
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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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