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More brides take on husbands’ names

Summer is high season for weddings in Norway, and a new trend is taking shape. For the first time in a long time, more Norwegian women...

The secrets of the ‘Christmas calendar’

EXPATRIATE MUSINGS: Axel Johnson is a relatively recent arrival in Oslo, from Sweden. Although many expatriates in Norway may lump the Scandinavian countries together,...

More Norwegians drop funerals

Increasing numbers of Norwegians are opting against the traditional practice of holding funeral ceremonies when a family member dies. The reasons often are tied...

Confirmation course to be offered in English

The popular Norwegian rite of passage known as konfirmasjon, tied to confirmation of religious or human values, is now about to be offered in...

Weddings become big business

This past weekend,  known as Midsummer in Norway, was one of the most popular weekends of the year to get married, at a time...

Norwegians finally consider mausoleums

Population growth and a looming shortage of cemetery space have left Norwegians finally considering a funeral and burial option that's widespread in many other...

Easter exodus underway

Norwegian cities started to empty out on Friday, as residents headed into the Easter week and its unusually long string of official days off....

Traditions warm chilly holidays

Norwegians were set to celebrate their coldest Christmas holidays in years over the weekend, ironic given all the concerns about global warming of late....

No turkey, but reason for thanks

COMMENTARY Thursday was Thanksgiving, a major holiday in the US that leaves lots of expatriate Americans homesick and longing for turkey and guilt-free conversation in...

Bergen tries to forgive holiday vandal

A 20-year-old Bergen man has admitted to being the vandal who destroyed a vast collection of gingerbread houses assembled by thousands of children last...

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