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Norway's Easter Traditions

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Basket with Easter Eggs

Basket with Easter Eggs

Jan K./PubDom

So how is Easter celebrated in Norway?

In Norway, Easter break is longer than in many other European countries. The Easter holidays start Wednesday afternoon before Maundy Thursday, and end on Tuesday morning after Easter Monday. This makes for a nice long Easter weekend in Norway!

Keep the national holidays in mind when you plan your trip and activities.

A quite peculiar national trait in Norway is solving crimes during Easter. Publishers churn out series of books known as "Easter-Thrillers" or Påskekrimmen. Even the milk cartons change to have murder stories on their sides!

Another popular pastime is Yathzee. Norwegians also like to decorate a lot during Easter, especially with yellow chicken figurines, drawings, etc. Outdoor lovers often spend Easter break skiing on one of Norway's popular ski resorts.

"Easter" in Norwegian is Påske.

This article is part of: Easter Traditions in Scandinavia

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