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...

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...

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...

The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree lighting ceremony 2013

© Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, Wikipedia The much anticipated annual family event is nearly here... For many Londoners the lightning ceremony of the Norwegian Christmas tree and the carol singing in Trafalgar Square is the very first sign of Christmas. The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree has been an annual gift to the people of London by the city of Oslo, Norway, each year since 1947 as a...