Tag Archives: Christmas

“Julefotografering” at the Royal Palace

On Monday, December 19th, the Royal Family came together for a special occasion: to take some family Christmas photos. The photos were taken in the Red Lounge, where HM Queen Sonja read a fairytale to Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus. The little prince had some trouble focusing as the Queen read, turning to ...

Sweet and simple

Sandbakkelse (also known as sandkaker, or sand tarts) are baked in special form tins that can be found at any Scandinavian store or any well-stocked kitchen store. Photo: tine.no

Sanbakkelse are a must for your Christmas baking. Recipe by Myrtle Jodry Cookie Base 1 lb butter (4 sticks), softened to room temperature 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp baking powder 6 cup all-purpose flour, sifted Filling 12 Tbsp butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened 1/2 c sugar 4 eggs 8 oz almond paste Preheat the oven to 450°F. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter ...

Through the eyes of children

Photo: Innovation Norway

Favorite Norwegian Christmas songs loved by kids of all ages By Heidi Håvan Grosch Norwegian American Weekly I have been working at a local barnehage (childcare center) this month, organizing the making of Christmas crafts (juleverksted). Despite having clothes full of glue and a stiff neck and knees from kneeling down, I am rapidly getting into the Christmas ...

Celebrate Christmas with the Norwegians

Vang kirke in Hamar, Norway. Photo courtesy of the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Princess Märtha Louise brings Christmas greetings to 100 million Americans For Norwegians and Americans dazzled by the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994, NRK’s Christmas concert from Hamar will surely bring memories. Since 2004, the broadcast of the Christmas concert from the Vang Church in Hamar has become a Christmas Eve tradition in Norway. For the ...

Norwegian trees spread Christmas happiness abroad

Photo: Scandinavian Christmas Traditions

People in more and more countries are celebrating Christmas with Norwegian trees. Norway is in the process of becoming Europe’s leading producer of Christmas trees. "The Norwegian Christmas tree industry has become a success story in recent years. Christmas tree production is profitable and provides new opportunities for rural Norway and for Norwegian agriculture,” says ...

Norwegian Christmas at Union Station

Norwegian Christmas at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

For the 13th year in a row, The Royal Norwegian Embassy celebrates the Christmas season with the people of Washington D.C. with a series of events and concerts in various venues, as well as a 32-foot Christmas tree and Train Exhibit at Union Station. November 24th: Giant Model Train Launch and Toys for Tots Kick-off 10:00 – 11:00am: ...