Tag Archives: norway


SYTTENDE MAI

MAIN PIECE: Informant: So we celebrate the 17th of May because that was when Norway became independent from Denmark. Um… Most people wear the national costume that day, which is handmade, and it’s called a bunad. A lot of families, the moms make the national costume for the children and for themselves. Interviewer: So what… Continue Reading »

“KARIUS OG BAKTUS”

MAIN PIECE:  Informant: So… There’s these two cute little, I would almost call them little trolls. And they’re called Karius and Baktus. One has black hair, one has red hair. And they live in this little boy’s mouth… So it’s about a boy called Jens… And, it’s um… And he loooves white bread and sugar… Continue Reading »

“Reve-enka” – Norwegian Tale

Description of Informant NF (21) is a Norwegian-American, born and raised in Trondheim, Norway before coming to Colorado for middle school. She is fluent in Norwegian and English, is a trained dancer, and presently studies screenwriting and acting at the University of Southern California. —  Context of Performance The informant, NF, sits in her bedroom… Continue Reading »

“Askeladden Som Kappåt Med Trollet” – Norwegian Tale

Description of Informant NF (21) is a Norwegian-American, born and raised in Trondheim, Norway before coming to Colorado for middle school. She is fluent in Norwegian and English, is a trained dancer, and presently studies screenwriting and acting at the University of Southern California. —  Context of Performance The informant, NF, sits in her bedroom… Continue Reading »

Norwegian Graduation Celebration

The tradition started in 1905 when Norway got its independence, and it’s sort of a combination of celebrating the end of high school and independence day (17th of May). Basically in their sophomore year or something, very early on in high school, kids get together in groups of like 20-30 girls and 20-30 guys and start saving money to buy a bus (party bus)… Continue Reading »