‘God jul’ and ‘takk’ to all our readers

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As Norway slipped into Christmas holiday mode on Sunday, an annual sense of peace and quiet descended on Oslo and most other towns and cities around the country.

Christmas lights at Vika Terrasse in Oslo, just below the Foreign Ministry building. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Julaften (Christmas Eve) is the main event, followed by public holidays on Juledag (Christmas Day on December 25) and 2. juledag (Second Christmas Day on December 26).

The days after that remain a semi-official holiday period known as romjul, also a traditional time for gatherings of friends and family or travel to mountain cabins or abroad. Celebrations end on New Year’s Day, and most folks will be back at work on January 2.

In the meantime, we’d like to wish all our readers en riktig god jul (a really Merry Christmas), med takk (with thanks) for your ongoing interest in newsinenglish.no. Stay tuned!

newsinenglish.no/Nina Berglund