Scandinavia’s Mardi Gras – How to celebrate Fastelavn like a Scandi!

by Scandinavian mum


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!

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17 Mai in London – Celebrate Norway’s National Day like a Norwegian!

by Scandinavian mum

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The Norwegian National Day is celebrated every year in Southwark Park in London with thousands of Norwegian gathering to walk in the parade, eat hot dogs and sing the national anthem together. Many will bring a picnic and the children can play all day. This is arguably one of the best family festivals there is in the British capital. Yet unknown to many!
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