Picnics Scandinavian Style

Tomorrow, June 18th, is International Picnic Day, a day we celebrate one of the greatest ways to enjoy the summer season—an outdoor picnic with friends, family, games and activities, and delicious food. June 22nd is Midsommar in Scandinavia and an excellent reason to have a picnic. (You can find out more about Midsommar in our… More Picnics Scandinavian Style

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 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

Happy Earth Day 2019

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