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.
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\”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.
Sorry, that one went right over my head.
What can I say? I\’m either a comic genius or the worst comedian ever. Could go either way…:o)>
Can\’t go by me, necessarily. 🙂