This year the wonderful traditional Syttende Mai celebrations in Norway and here in the United States are cancelled due to the Corona Virus pandemic. But Syttende Mai is about the history of Norway and lack of celebration is part of that history. During World War II when the Germans occupied Norway from April 9, 1940… More Not Your Grandma’s Syttende Mai
. . . and Sven and Lars. The top baby names in Scandinavia for 2018 doesn’t have an Ole or Lena in the bunch. Still want a popular Scandinavian name for your offspring then here they are by country. Iceland Girls Hekla Embla Anna Emilía Alexandra Bríet Júlía Sara Andrea Freyja Boys Aron Kári… More Move over Ole and Lena . . .
This Tuesday when it is 4:00 in Minnesota they will be ringing in the New Year’s in Finland. At 5:00 Minnesota time Sweden, Denmark and Norway will ring in the new year. So if you decide to go to bed early you can always say you were celebrating on Nordic time. Here are some New… More Ringing In The New Year In Scandinavia