June 15, 2017
Happy birthday, Edvard Grieg! On this date in 1843, Norway’s most famous composer was born in Bergen. In addition to achieving great notoriety for his musical compositions, Grieg is also credited with giving Norwegians a sense of national identity during the union with Sweden. Today his legacy lives on not only through his compositions, but also through several performing art centers and schools named in his honor.
June 9, 2017
This Saturday, June 10, is the 10th annual National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day), which encourages healthy, active outdoor fun. What better way to take part in the spirit of the day than to embrace the Norwegian tradition of friluftsliv! Just what is friluftsliv? It is a uniquely Norwegian concept that celebrates outdoor life and recreation.
Has it been a while since you last relished the delightful simplicity of a plate of lefse? Are you looking for a hard-to-find recipe that reminds you of your childhood? Or maybe you're just curious about sampling Norwegian cuisine that you’ve never tried before. Start with a few of our hand-picked featured recipes.
Viking magazine reaches more Scandinavian-Americans than all newspapers and periodicals in this special-interest field combined! Every month Viking magazine is sent to Sons of Norway members--people who are enthusiastic about their heritage, who are frequent travelers to Norway and other Scandinavian countries, and are regular consumers of Scandinavian goods.
Our short, online lessons are a great way to learn the Norwegian alphabet and counting, plus phrases for everyday situations and specific activities. Members agree: our language lessons work!
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