Category Archives: Norwegian traditions

bonfire Ålesund Uniktur
19 Июн
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Fire! Bonfire!

The world’s largest bonfire is built and lit every year in Ålesund.   Sankt Hans or Jonsok, translated as «John’s wake» is actually a Christian celebration with pagan origins held during Midsummer.  In the 19th century Roman Catholics went on ...

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02 Мар
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17 of May

For many Norwegians, May 17th is even more important than Christmas.  Norwegians are the only people in Scandinavia who really go in for national pageantry, and May 17th is the day they pull out all the stops. «Syttende mai» as ...

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Alt-om-lutefisk
24 Дек
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Norwegian Christmas — Romjul

Christmas week in Norway. The week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve we call — Romjul. This week also calls as Julefred — «Christmas Peace«, when hunting, but not fishing, is prohibited on these days. First and Second Day of Christmas ...

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Norway Santa/Uniktur
23 Дек
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Christmas Eve in Norway

Julaften — Norwegian Christmas Eve. For the most Norwegians, the main celebration of Christmas is on 24 December (Christmas Eve). Traditionally, this is a day to be spent in the company of family members. In the afternoon, church bells ring ...

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