In his nyttårstale this year, King Harald spoke to Norwegians about the hardships of 2020 and the hope he has for the coming year.
Category: Norsk Språk
In this edition of Norsk 101 with Christie Ericson, we learn about the relaxed and cozy period of romjul, between Christmas and New Year’s.
In this edition of Words about words, M. Michael Brady discusses the origins of the term romjul, the period between Christmas and New Year’s.
Cozy up for the holidays with a three-pack of mini Christmas crosswords by Andy Meyer, each featuring a traditional Norwegian holiday dish.
In this edition of Norsk 101 with Christie Ericson, we learn about the Norwegian traditions associated with the season of Advent.
M. Michael Brady discusses the folkloric figure Svarteper (Black Pete, or Zwarte Piet in Dutch), a side-kick to Santa with a racist overtone.
M. Michael Brady carries readers through the surprising history of bag, from its mysterious origins to its arrival on the baseball field.
The Norwegian American features comics by renowned Norweigan journalist Fredrik Skavlan and the nostalgic adventures of Han Ola and han Per.
In this edition of Norsk 101, Christie Ericson brings readers on a visit to Bergen’s Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.
Lori Ann Reinhall offers a brief history of Bergen’s anthem, “Nystemten,” with a nod to Sissel Kyrkjebø’s famous 1986 Eurovision rendition.