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Norwegian Christmas Traditions and Food

Juletid (Christmas time) is a celebration of traditions and family in Norway. With the fall of winter snow and the wonderful displays of Northern Lights, Norwegians sit round their fire places, dance around the Christmas tree, enjoy rich food and share julefryd (Christmas cheer) with family, friends and in their communities. At this special time […]

Singing in the Rain: Norwegian Folk Version

One day the weather girl must have been really bored:  Eli Kari Gjengedal is the weather presenter for TV2 in Norway. As this was a special day – it rained all over Norway – she sang the weather to us for the entire country including the sponsor message at the end, just to cheers us […]

The National Anthem of Norway

The “National Anthem” of Norway, Ja, vi elsker dette landet (Yes, we love this country) was written by romantic nationalist poet Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, with the music composed by his cousin Rikard Nordraak. Nordraak was only 21 when he composed the tune, and he died two years later from tuberculosis with some 40 works in his […]

The Norwegian 20 Days of Christmas

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