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The “Prince of Fun” Turns 14

Prince Sverre Magnus, the youngest child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, turned 14 in December. The young prince was born December 3rd, 2005, in Rikshospitalet in Oslo. He is third in line to succeed his grandfather King Harald V, after his father and his 15-year-old sister, Princess Ingrid Alexandra.

By |January 15th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Ways to Practice Norsk

Snakker du litt norsk? If you are looking to learn the basics of Norwegian, Sons of Norway’s online language lessons get you going with 37 installments, including how to pronounce a few julesanger (Christmas carols - Lesson 26) and how to decipher a Norwegian cake recipe (Lesson 28).

By |December 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Norway’s Julehefte Tradition

Classic Norwegian Christmas traditions include decorating the tree, baking cookies, visiting family—and sitting by the fire with a big stack of comic books. For two centuries, Norway has had a tradition of releasing julehefter, or Christmas booklets, in late November.

By |December 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

An interview with Linda Pederson

Fraternal Director Linda Pederson recently left Sons of Norway to move back to her hometown, Ålesund. Here’s a look back at her time with Sons of Norway, and what she’s up to now. How many years did you work with Sons of Norway and in which roles?

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|1 Comment

Step Up Your Cultural Skills Game

Want to feel more connected to your heritage while having fun? Members who participate in the Sons of Norway Cultural Skills Program tell us that they feel engaged and energized. Here are a few ideas to get you going.

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Step Up Your Cultural Skills Game

“The Farm” Puts Celebrities to Work

Imagine a competition where you have to milk a cow, wrestle, or build and start a bonfire for a chance to win big. Norwegian reality TV series Farmen Kjendis (Celebrity Farmer) is the celebrity spin-off of another Norwegian reality TV series, Farmen (The Farm).

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on “The Farm” Puts Celebrities to Work

Chinese Athletes take on Ski Jumping, Train in Norway

As the host country of the 2022 Olympics, China wants to harness the “host country advantage” and repeat their medals sweep from the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. The only problem is that there is not a big winter sports tradition in China … yet.

By |March 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Chinese Athletes take on Ski Jumping, Train in Norway