The public holiday of Easter begins with Maundy Thursday (skjærtorsdag). Good Friday (langfredag) follows. The schools often take Easter holiday a week before.
Most Norwegians head to the mountains to enjoy the last opportunity of the year to get some serious skiing in. For those who stay in town there are many fun activities to do. Check out:
You might have discovered the bizarre Norwegian love of crime fiction over the easter period. Bookshops have a massive display of Easter crime books. There's even short story collections brought out every year from Norway's biggest crime writers. Get your easter crime at the Library: in Stavanger HERE and Sandnes HERE.
You will find easter crime on TV as well.
The Saturday of easter weekend is called påskeaften. Easter eggs and Easter Lambs are consumed. The final public holiday of the period, Easter Monday is known as andre påskedag.
We wish you all a happy easter!!
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