Mid Summer Celebration Ideas

How to celebrate Mid Summer Midsummer Day is celebrated during a weekend between June 20 and 26. Its origins are in the celebration of the summer solstice. Scandinavian Midsummer is a celebration of nature, life and fertility. Many of the traditions are connected with magic and myths, one which is a saying that if a girl picked seven different flowers on this day and put the bouquet...

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Ice Cream to match the Norwegian ‘bunad’

Krone-is, the Norwegian ice cream in new design. The beloved Norwegian 'krone-is' is a ide cream in waffle availbel in several flavours, traditionally chocolate or strawberry. The ice cream first launched in 1953 and today approx 30 million ice creams are being sold every year. Summer time with its sunny weather is obviously the main season with a peak on the Norwegian national day, on the 17th...

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17.mai 2019 in London

The Norwegian National Day 17th of may is fast approaching. Here is what is happening in London. If you know of a UK event, please share by leaving a comment below. Hipp Hipp Hurra for 17.mai! The Norwegian Seaman's Church in London will be having a all day celebration starting with a celebration mass at 11am, followed by coffee and waffles in the beautiful St. Olav’s Square outside the church...

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Swedish Midsummer – Where To Celebrate in London 2017

To celebrate the Swedish Midsummer Festival in London, Scandinavian people (and all those who just love a really good party!) will gather in parks and restaurants all over the city during the last weekend in June. We have a full list on where it all happens. Swedish Midsummer Celebrations 2017 with LondonSwedes Midsummer is according to LondonSwedes the most epic day in the Swedish calendar. So...

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How to Make Flower Crowns

Wondering how to make a flower crown, where to begin and what to do? Just in time for the Midsummer Festival - here is arguably the sweetest flower crown tutorial, by Lady Lucas for Little Scandinavian, complete with a print out pdf. Flower crowns isn't only the ultimate accessory (featuring heavily in our Pinterest feeds...) for a music festival, a wedding or summer garden party. In...

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17th of Mai in London – Celebrate Norway’s National Day!

The Norwegian National Day is celebrated every year in Southwark Park in London with thousands of Norwegian gathering to walk in the parade, eat hot dogs and sing the national anthem together. Many will bring a picnic and the children can play all day. One of the most important days in the Norwegian calendar is the 17th of May, Norway's Constitution Day. In London we have a 17th of May Committee...

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Confirmation in Norway – from childhood to adulthood

The Norwegian confirmation is an important event, marking the transition from childhood to adulthood. It is also arguably one of the most important days in a Norwegians life. Confirmation is often considered a Christian transition ceremony. In Norway it also is a known as a ritual when it comes to entering adulthood. In the olden days you could start an adult life with privileges like moving...

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Scandinavia’s Mardi Gras – How to celebrate Fastelavn like a Scandi!

Scandinavia’s Mardi Gras 'Fastelavn' is celebrated on the Sunday or Monday before Ash Wednesday, based on the Roman Catholic tradition of celebrating the days before Lent. It's above everything a celebration for the children, with a carnival, sweet treats and decorations. Read on to see how to celebrate Fastelavn like a Scandinavian! The Scandinavian celebration Fastelavn means the...

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Lucia Celebration and Church Service in London 2016

Lucia Celebration in London is one of the most important and popular Church services among Scandinavians in London. To many Lucia has become part of their Christmas traditions, and so the tickets sell out fast. Saint Lucia Day is a non religious day celebrated throughout Scandinavia as 'Luciadagen'. It's a Winter festival, marking the dark December night with a feast and light festival. It's a...

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Definition of Hygge and How to create Hygge in your Home

The definition of Hygge? In Danish, hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) is simply the Danish ritual of enjoying life's simple pleasures. Here are 5 easy steps on how you can create Hygge in your home. So why is Hygge such a Scandi concept? We believe it has a lot to do with rough climate and the Scandinavians ability to make the most out of small moments. As Winter approaches Scandinavians are all...

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