Spring is in the air

Despite being a religious holiday, Easter (Påske) is celebrated by non-religious Norwegians as well because it signifies the beginning of spring after a cold, dark winter. The sun has returned and spring is in the air as the first flowers bloom: hestehov, blåveis, and hvitveis.

Spring bouquet consisting of hestehov, blåveis, and hvitveis

Though the holiday officially begins on Palm Sunday (Palmesondag), many people take the whole weekend from Friday before Easter off to enjoy one last ski trip in the mountains. Eirik and I used the days to explore the neighbourhood as well as relax at home.

Barcode Oslo in 2017

We also got to spend a lot of time with the family and enjoyed leg of lamb, a traditional Easter meal.

Easter dinner

Hope you had an egg-cellent Easter! 🙂


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