Scandinavia’s Mardi Gras ‘Fastelavn’ is celebrated on the Sunday or Monday before Ash Wednesday, based on the Roman Catholic tradition of celebrating the days before Lent. It’s above everything a celebration for the children, with a carnival, sweet treats and decorations. Read on to see how to celebrate Fastelavn like a Scandinavian!
The beloved classic stories of the Moominvalley are making a comeback for Finnish home viewing in a re-digitised and re-recorded version, to face today’s HD standards. The first 26 remastered episodes of the series first aired in 1991, will be released in February.
Nordic Bakery’s Miisa Mink new book ‘Font and flavour’ goes beyond wholesome recipes and dives further into the Nordic culture to explore what Scandinavian moments really are all about – and why they may be so important to you too.
The festival Nordic Matters is launching on Saturday 14 January in the Southbank Centre in London, with an opening weekend of fika and fun for all the family, inviting everyone to immerse themselves in Nordic culture, music, storytelling, workshops and a marvellous cinnamon bun bake-off!
If you are looking for Christmas tree inspiration we are happy to share the latest trends from Scandinavia with you here on the blog. And the hottest tree trend from up North is perhaps not as sleek and perfect as you may think it would be… On the contrary it’s more like the sad little greenery known from the book ‘The Little Christmas Tree’.
These are the dates for your diary, the last date recommended by Royal Mail for sending post to the UK, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and beyond. We’ve also included the information you will need to not only send a letter to – but receive a reply too from Father Christmas!