Entries Tagged ‘Easter’

Easter BBQ

The days have been beautiful over Easter and so we couldn’t let all the sunshine go to waste.  A family BBQ on the sledding hill was the perfect way to make the most of our holiday. At 1 o’clock the hill was packed with sun-bathers and families.  The hill is in a great position facing […]

Easter Egg Painting

Decorating Easter eggs is a big tradition in Norway.

Påskeris

Påskeris is the Easter equivalent to a Christmas tree – a traditional Norwegian decoration.  Made of birch twigs and set into a vase, påskeris is normally put up on Palm Sunday.  The birch twigs are a substitute for palms branches, in remembrance of Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey, however, most of the religious significance […]

Norwegian Easter Traditions

Easter in Norway is a time of renewing.  Spring is in the air and the sun has returned.  New life creeps into the landscape, homes are redecorated with Summer colours and Norwegians enjoy the outdoors with snow activities.  This time of year marks the end of the long Winter. Symbols of Easter Chickens and eggs […]

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