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Fastelavn is this Sunday, March 3
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Fastelavn is the name for Carnival in Norway and other Northern European nations. In Norway, it is celebrated on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. On Fastelavn Sunday, many Norwegians celebrate by enjoying fastelavnsboller, sweet cream-filled cardamom buns. Schools and preschools mark the day by making fastelavnsris (pictured below), birch twigs decorated with colorful feathers, and there is a tradition for “hitting the cat out of the barrel,” a form of piñata. Read more on Fastelavn traditions in Scandinavia at Wikipedia and find recipe at

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