For many Americans, tacos are not quite what come to mind for dinner on Friday night. Rather, tacos are eaten on Taco Tuesdays, typically by college students and usually from a fast food chain like Taco Bell. Norwegians approach tacos differently: on Fridays, they enjoy Taco Friday (Fredagstaco), a meal that serves as a way to unwind after a long work week and enjoy the company of family and friends. Being invited to taco night is a good chance for foreigners to get a glimpse of the local culture. It is a meal that easily suites everyone because each person can choose what to put on the taco.
Though Norwegian tacos closely resemble those found in America, they are viewed quite differently. Norwegians regard taco night as a special family meal, separate from their usual diet of pizza, potatoes, and meatballs. Getting tacos from a fast food place on any other day would cause quite a stir!
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