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Grieg

Happy 175th birthday, Edvard Grieg!

Countless celebrations of the life and music of Norway’s famous composer are planned Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American June 15, 2018, marks the 175th birthday of Bergen and Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard...

Midsommer vs. Sankthans

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In Norway, Midsommer, the everyday word for the period around the summer solstice, is celebrated on Sankthans, the feast day of St. Johannes, June 24, and...

Katrín Björk

A mouthwatering taste of the North

New cookbook celebrates Nordic cooking with an approachable yet modern touch Daytona Strong In recent years, there has been no shortage of Nordic cookbooks. From broad overviews of traditional cooking to narrow focuses such...

Nordic Museum opening - crowd

The new Nordic Museum opens in Seattle

A weekend of speeches and musical performances marks the much-awaited opening Eric Stavney Mukilteo, Wash. The “new” Nordic Museum opened with fanfare in Seattle on the weekend of May 4-5, after an exhausting two...

Bouvetøya

Bouvetøya, world’s most remote island

This speck of land between South Africa and Antarctica is, shockingly, part of Norway M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Bouvet Island (Bouvetøya) is an uninhabited 19-square-mile sub-antarctic island. It’s the world’s most remote island,...

17th of May

17 ways to celebrate!

Syttende Mai for the young (and the young at heart) Barneblad: A monthly feature to share with kids and grandkids Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall #1 Flags Norwegian flags are the first...