Holidays/Celebrations

Not Your Grandma’s Syttende Mai

This year the wonderful traditional Syttende Mai celebrations in Norway and here in the United States are cancelled due to ...
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A Perfect Time For Påskekrim

While so many of us are staying home it is a good time for the Norwegian tradition of Påskekrim -- or ...
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St. Knut’s Day: Time To Toss A Tree

We know what your true love gave you on the 1st through 12th day of Christmas but what did you ...
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Ringing In The New Year In Scandinavia

This Tuesday when it is 4:00 in Minnesota they will be ringing in the New Year’s in Finland. At 5:00 ...
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Smörgåsbord Time Is Here

The word Smörgåsbord in the United States is often defined as any old buffet that offers a large choice of ...
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Let There Be Light

We are in that portion of the year where the days are short and the nights are long and in ...
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Do You Let Christmas Get Your Goat?

The Yule goat (known as a Julbock in Sweden, Julebukk in Norway, or Olkipukki in Finland) in Nordic countries today ...
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Advent Is In The Air

Advent is almost here. Of course we all know what this means: You can play and listen to holiday music ...
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Eureka It’s Time For Fika

Yesterday (September 29th) was National Coffee Day and Friday (October 4th) is Cinnamon Bun Day, or Kanelbullens dag, an annual ...
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Picnics Scandinavian Style

Tomorrow, June 18th, is International Picnic Day, a day we celebrate one of the greatest ways to enjoy the summer ...
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