Advent Candle: A Scandinavian tradition

Advent Candle: A Scandinavian tradition

It’s December 1st, and across Scandinavia millions will today gather around their advent candle as they celebrate the arrival of their favorite season: Yuletide. The advent candle marks the countdown to Christmas from the 1st of December and until the 24th. Keep in...
10 Scandinavian Christmas traditions to try this holiday season

10 Scandinavian Christmas traditions to try this holiday season

Scandinavians are a traditional people. We may be known for modern and sleek designs, but deep down when it comes to some areas, we can be an old-fashioned bunch. Christmas is one of those areas. We treasure our holiday season, and carry out all of our traditions with much due diligence. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Christmas traditions for you to try.

Norwegian tunes at Union Station, DC

Norwegian tunes at Union Station, DC

Every year in the beginning of December, the Norwegians turn up the holiday spirit in Washington DC. In what has become a cherished tradition in the nations capital, the grand Christmas tree was lit up on December 1, 2015 to tunes from Norwegian country singer Ida Jenshus.

Condo Christmas: Introducing the potted christmas tree

Condo Christmas: Introducing the potted christmas tree

If you live in a condo in Chicago, in a co-op in New York, or anywhere in the city of Philadelphia, you may be counting yourself as part of a growing segment of the American population, who is forced to forgo a live tree for Christmas. That’s a tall order for us tree-loving Scandinavians. Luckily, we’ve found a way around this piece of legislation.

Warm pickled red cabbage

Warm pickled red cabbage

From November till February there’s not a fridge in any of the Scandinavian countries that doesn’t have a jar of pickled red cabbage. This dish is key to the Scandinavian Christmas table whether as a side for meat and potatoes, or as a topping on open-faced sandwiches. Use our recipe to get your own pickled red cabbage in house during the winter months.

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