by thinkbigshrinktofit.

For those who celebrate such things, Lent – the period of fasting in the Christian faith – has started. I know this because the fast switch (as in Lent and spanking), called “fastelavnsris” in Norwegian, is sold for a couple of days just before Lent starts. This, along with the sweet, cream-filled buns made at this time, are the last vestiges of marking Lent in Norway. The switch is based on a heathen custom in Sweden.

By Keera Ann Fox

I am a bi-lingual American who has lived most of my life in Norway.
Jeg er en tospråklig amerikaner som har bodd mesteparten av mitt liv i Norge.

4 replies on “Lent”

\”The switch is based on a heathen custom in Sweden.\”See my comment at your Flick\’r site, which, by the way, I went to considerable effort to research Norwegian names for.


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