In Norway, people do many things differently from people in the United States. For example, what do you do on December 13? In Norway, on the morning of December 13, the oldest girl in the house gets up very early. She puts on a white gown and makes tea and biscuits. She then places four candles on a wreath and lights them. With the food on a tray, the girl walks down the hall and gives everyone in her family breakfast in bed. In the Norwegian culture this is a holiday known as St.Luticas Day.
Besides having different holidays, Norwegian people like to eat different kinds of food. Norwegians like to eat a bread-like food called lefse. The main ingredients used in making lefse are potatoes and flour. People like to eat butter and sugar or fruit or jam on their lefse.
When celebrating the Christmas holiday, Norwegians like to eat lutefisk. Lutefisk is raw cod fish. To prepare lutefisk to eat, Norwegians must soak raw cod in lye for three days. Then they soak the cod in fresh water for three days. Finally, they boil the fish in very salty water and eat it. Would you eat lutefisk?
Norwegians like to celebrate many holidays with dancing and food. They dance in Norwegian costumes that have lots of colors on them. The predominant colors of Norwegian costumes are red, white, navy blue, and dark green.