Scandinavian Traditions

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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Kitchen Witches: A Norwegian Tradition

Kitchen Witches are said to be a Norwegian custom, inherited from early settlers. A kitchen witch, sometimes called a cottage ...
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Viking Weddings Of Yore

Scandinavian wedding traditions can add a lot of beauty and fun to a wedding plus can be a nice way ...
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Kubb: A Game For Everyone

Memorial Day Weekend is often called the start of summer. (Although I believe with the recent heat wave our summer ...
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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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A Norwegian Tragedy That Spawned a French Wedding Tradition

A guest blog from Anne Gillespie Lewis: A century ago, the Norwegian cargo ship, the SS Ymer, was torpedoed by ...
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Summer Is Here (In Iceland)

Iceland has a unique holiday celebrated only in Iceland, Sumardagurinn fyrsti -- the First Day of Summer. Of course after ...
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Norway Easter Tradition Starts With Fake News

In Norway, Easter (Påske) is celebrated with a tradition known as Påskekrim or Easter-Crime. For some reason, Easter is a ...
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