In the spirit of the Royal Wedding, we thought we’d investigate the rituals behind Viking weddings. Sounds a bit like what Megan and Harry must have had to go through to arrive at the alter tomorrow! Viking wedding traditions were complex. Marriage was the heart of family structure in Viking culture, hence the intricate nature of Viking wedding rituals. Planning a wedding was … Continue reading Highly Symbolic And Kind of Outlandish Viking Wedding Traditions And Rituals
We’ve just learned that Denmark has applied for the art of hygge to be inscribed on the Unesco list of “intangible cultural heritage”. The idea is to protect it for generations as an essential and historic part of global society. There has been a great wave in wellness in general, but hygge, pronounced ‘hoo-gah’, hit … Continue reading Will Hygge be protected on the Unesco list of “intangible cultural heritage”?
Don’t ignore a shiny object! If you do you’d have missed this treasure! We’ve just been reading a fascinating story about a 1,000-year-old hoard of silver treasure linked to the legendary King Harald Bluetooth of Denmark. It was uncovered earlier this year by a 13-year-old student named Luca Malaschnichenko was scouring a field on Rügen, … Continue reading Teen unearths treasure linked to Danish King Bluetooth
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In the far north of Europe live the Scandinavians. They inhabit a world of extremes. From the silent Icebergs and Glaciers in the arctic, where life alternates between the perpetual Sunlight and a permanent night, illuminated only by the Northern Lights. Majestic fjords and never-ending reaches of pine forest. Rolling fields and the sunlit shallows of the Baltics. In this relative isolation, the Scandinavians grew as a race and developed their own distinct culture. A culture that has reached an expression in so many different ways.
The Nordics has always been a wellspring of creativity and aesthetics, which we here at CultureNordic are committed to finding and presenting to you, our customers. Wherever you are in the world, you are now just a few clicks, from the very best of Nordic gifts from leading museums, artisans and artists.
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