Tag Archives: norway


RUSSEFEIRING

MAIN PIECE:  Informant: So Russefeiring is a celebration of graduates from high school… I guess high school, sort of… The age is kind of in between high school and college I think, ‘cause most of them are 18 or 19. Um, but, you know, they’re ending a three-year academic education. And so they celebrate in… Continue Reading »

NORWEGIAN TROLLS

MAIN PIECE: Informant: So… Trolls are what people think of when they think of Norway, I guess… But people don’t actually believe in trolls, I don’t think… It’s kind of like to make childhood exciting, I think. You know how we have these little hikes in the woods where supposedly the trolls live, and you… Continue Reading »

The Wetting Tree

Background: My informant for this piece is an American of Scandinavian descent. He lived in Norway for a time during high school and learned the language while he was there. He also still keeps in contact with his host family from his time living there, and his son recently spent a year abroad there as… Continue Reading »

Nisse of Norway (Norwegian Santa)

Main Content: I: informant, R: roommate M: me I: So it’s a Christmas tradition, like, so we have Santa but it’s not that kind of Santa, it’s like a little gnome R:*laughs* Gnome? I: No yeah it’s like, not very tall, its like a little dwarf situation going on, but you leave out like porridge for… Continue Reading »