Valentine’s Day in Norway.

As a huge deal as it seems to be, Valentine’s Day nowadays is more about buying and consuming things, than it was ever before. It can be set along events such as Halloween or Women’s Day when it comes to popularity. But is it so in far North?

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Norwegian band #2: Wadruna.

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There’s this Norwegian band that not only provides us with good music generally and technically, but also takes listener to the old, Norse culture, that has its roots in the whole vikings aspect. Wadruna uses, as well, old, traditional instruments, which only few people still actually play on – among others: kraviklyra, tagelharpe, goat horn, hardanger fiddle or lur.

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Christmas market in Hamar.

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There’s one thing certain about Norway and its citizens – they love their Christmas. All around Europe you can experience this festiveness, especially in Berlin or in Vienna. Cities are all dressed up, like ladies in red dresses for Christmas Eve. Streets are full of lights, which don’t come from shops but from all the sidewalk trees. Whereas in Norway it’s identical, there’s also a lot of Christmas-themed events, which has it’s own charm to it.  Continue reading “Christmas market in Hamar.”

Bunch of Norwegian poems.

Anyone living in Norway sooner or later come across Norwegian literature. One of my favourites genres is poetry, so today I will share with you my recent discovery among the classics.

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Janteloven – no individuality?

Janteloven, Jantelögin, Jantelagen, Janten laki… all those names sum up to Law of Jante. It’s not accidental that all those synonyms are Scandinavian or Nordic. It’s all began there. In the simplest words, it’s all about being ordinary, negative look on individual success and generally speaking, equality of everyone i every life aspect.

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