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Happy New Year with Fireworks and Seafood

posted on 3rd January 2014 under Culture, Food, Habits, Winter

Happy New Year 2014 from NorwayCelebrating the New Year’s Eve in Scandinavia is traditionally a blast of a feast. No wonder as it is the darkest and often the coldest time of the year and since ten thousand years back there was a good reason to celebrate the return of the sun – Winter Solstice festivals is a part of it of course. All this sets the scene for enthusiasm and cheer and welcoming a new year.

Preparing the evening’s celebration starts days before and the most exciting part is buying the fireworks. Shooting up your own is much more fun and you’re welcome to read the story in my last post: Buy and shoot up your own New Years Fireworks. Then of course shopping what’s needed for our traditional seafood dinner; Shrimp, lobster (and sometimes crawfish) served with champagne. You’re all welcome to join us shopping and then sit in and enjoy the firework show this year – all included in this video:

Actually, this is one of the habits and seasonal traditions I’ve posted the most about on this blog, so let me share some of the others by reposting some of the pics in the video with link to these posts:
Snowy Winter Day in Norway #3 The Magic of extreme cold and snow at Oslo Fjord #1

From all of me to All of You: Godt Nytt År!

4 Responses to “Happy New Year with Fireworks and Seafood”

  1. Ruby says:

    i believed you had a great celebration of the new year..and celebrating it with that festival seems perfect! wishing you all the best in 2014!

  2. TorAa says:

    Happy New Year and thanks for this interesting post

  3. Saboma says:

    Happy New Year to you and yours, Diane and Renny. May your days be merry and bright!

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