Nordik Folk

We are a Scandinavian Culture Club who meets Monthly September-May on the 3rd Monday of each month at Ridge United Methodist Church on Columbia Avenue in Munster, IN. 6:30 pm. All are welcome! We enjoy Scandinavian culture by celebrating the holidays, music, language, crafts and history of Scandinavia!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Nordik Faire Planning


Members: Please join us for the final planning days for our 3rd Annual Nordic Faire 2017:
Mondays at 6:30pm
at
Ridge United Methodist Church
*keep an eye for email updates*

KUBB in the Park!

KUBB IN THE PARK!!!

Small but delightful crowd gathered on April 9th for a few rounds of the 
Viking lawn game!
Next "Kubb in the Park" is April 23rd
in Wicker Park
Highland, IN
at 1 pm
Join us!
Nordikids Celebrate Easter the Scandinavian Way



  Nordikids & Nordik Folk met on Monday, April 3rd to decorate Feather Twigs & dress up like Easter WitchesEaster (Påsk) is a secular event in Sweden and the fact that many children dress up as witches gives a clear indication that the origins of the spring festival predate Christianity. Folklore alleges that witches flew off on broomsticks to dance with the devil at a legendary meadow named Blåkulla. On Maundy Thursday (skärtorsdag), you'll spot kids with painted faces and broomsticks. Some knock on doors asking for treats, much like American children do at Halloween.   Regarding those  Feather Branches...If you're invited to a Swedish lunch at a summer house (lucky you) or elsewhere, you might be wondering why on earth there are vases filled with bunches of twigs covered in feathers. In fact, Swedes have been decorating small birch tree branches like this since the 1800s. These originally served as a reminder of Christ’s suffering and children would pretend to lash each other with them on Good Friday. Nowadays the feathers tend to be brightly colored and tend to remain on the table.  

Our Nordikids went to town!  Here are some photos...






And our EASTER WITCHES