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Celebrate Syttende Mai at Home

Syttende Mai is a celebration of Norwegian culture and coming together with family and community. In a time when in-person parades and parties are on hold, you can find ways to celebrate Syttende Mai while maintaining a safe physical distance. Here are some ideas for a home-based celebration:

By |May 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Will Regional Reform Result in New Bunads?

As of January 2020, Norway’s 19 previous fylker (counties) have merged into 11, following a 2017 decision by Stortinget (the Norwegian parliament). Now that this regional reform has taken effect, does it follow that bunader (region-specific Norwegian folk costumes) will undergo a transformation?

By |April 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Lær deg litt norsk!*

Finding yourself with extra free time lately? This is a great opportunity to *learn some Norwegian or improve on the language skills you already have. Beginners can learn the basics on our website. (Members, log in to hear phrases pronounced by native speakers.)

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

The Coolest Place in Oslo

There’s a new cultural hub on the east side of Oslo. You’ll definitely want to visit, but you probably can’t get in. Biblo Tøyen is a recently revamped youth library exclusively for kids ages 10 to 15. In 2019, the library was named one of the 50 coolest places in the world by TIME [Magazine] for Kids.

By |March 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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