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How to do Easter, Norwegian-Style

Easter is one of the most celebrated festivals in Norway, with the longest official Easter holiday in the world. Discover how we mark this special time of year, and welcome the spring season with our edit of stylish Scandi homeware buys

Easter is one of our favourite times of year here at NORSK. It comes with none of the pressure (or expense) of Christmas, the spring flowers are blooming, the sun should hopefully be shining, and you have free reign to eat masses of chocolate. What’s not to love?

In Norway, we really like to go to town at Easter, or more specifically, to the mountains. As our Easter holiday begins on Maundy Thursday (Skjærtorsdag), many Norwegians will flock to their cabins to enjoy the last days of the ski season in the beautiful sunshine. There’s no better place to get a tan than while skiing over the long Easter weekend and you’ll often find us skiing in t-shirts or sunbathing in the snow!

Just like here in the UK, the Easter holiday is a time for family gatherings in Norway. Evenings are often spent watching crimes series together or reading crime novels. This seems to be a specifically Norwegian tradition – Easter for us means crime fiction!

Good Friday (Langfredag: Long Friday) is one of three days each year when Norwegian TV stations don’t show commercials, broadcasting charity adverts instead. On Easter Sunday (Første Påskedag), children receive large cardboard Easter eggs filled with candy, and the adults love eating Easter lamb. It’s also traditional to eat citrus fruits over the Easter holiday, too.

Of course you can experience a taste of Norway this Easter wherever you are, thanks to the NORSK website. Scroll down to discover our favourite stylish Scandi-inspired homeware and gifts from the store that are perfect for Easter gatherings.

God påske (Happy Easter!)


Easter Updates

Nothing says Spring quite like the first daffodils and tulips of the season, or branches laden with pretty blossom. Display them in our beautifully simple hand-blown glass vase, crafted from 100% recycled glass.

This stylish and ethically made handwoven basket is the perfect way to transport fresh blooms and greenery from the kitchen to the garden, and reminds us of visiting markets on holiday. Talking of the garden, this deliciously fresh and uplifting diffuser by chic Danish brand Meraki will infuse your living room with the wonderful scent of a Scandinavian garden.

Easter is a great excuse to treat yourself to something new for the lunch table, particularly if you're hosting friends and family. These sunny amber yellow tumblers bring instant joy, while our classic in-house NORSK brand glazed ceramics, including this serving bowl and this carafe are a lovely addition, whatever your style. In need of some recipe inspiration? This beautiful Kinfolk hardback book is full of ideas for casual entertaining and small gatherings.


There’s nothing like those first days of Spring when it’s finally warm enough to eat outside. These resin garden plates and matching bowls by House Doctor not only look great, they’re robust enough to be used inside and out. And give your outdoor furniture a simple refresh ahead of Easter Sunday lunch with these sophisticated, boho box seat cushion covers by House Doctor.

Of course we all know that the weather isn't always on our side so, if it gets chilly, throw this soft lambswool blanket in rich saffron yellow or this one in a more classic striped design in white and grey around your shoulders.

Now all you need is the chocolate!

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