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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), the kids 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.

If you want to make the most of the Easter sunshine here in the UK, discover our edit of stylish Scandi-inspired homeware below. God påske (Happy Easter!)

IMAGE: CONCRETE GARDEN PLANTER BY HOUSE DOCTOR, AVAILABLE AT NORSK

Easter Updates

Spruce up your outdoor space so you can enjoy the warmer weather with a collection of new garden planters like these ribbed concrete ones from House Doctor, potted up with grasses to add structure and texture to your patio or terrace. These ones also add a real architectural edge.

There’s nothing like those first days of spring when it’s finally warm enough to eat outside. These resin garden plates and matching mugs by House Doctor not only look great, they’re robust enough to be used inside and out. If it gets chilly, throw this stylish blanket by House Doctors around your shoulders.

This stylish woven palm leaf basket is the perfect way to transport things from the kitchen to the garden, and reminds us of visiting markets on holiday.

Finally, it wouldn’t be Easter without boiled eggs. Serve them up in style with this egg cube by Brüün along with a round of toast in this amazing toast rack designed by Charlotte Storrs Stoneware. Now all you need is the chocolate!

IMAGE: WOODEN EGG CUBE BY BRÜÜN, AVAILABLE AT NORSK

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