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Celebrate the Carnival season in the Nordic fashion with this family-friendly online event.


This year, Fastelavn is on February 27th, 2022. This Nordic style Carnival is celebrated in several northern European countries, particularly Denmark. When we can celebrate safely together again, we hope you will join us at Nordia House to celebrate Fastelavn as a community as it is intended. This year, we’re celebrating from February 20th – 27th and helping you celebrate safely at home! Take a look at the list below to learn more about this tradition and participate in the celebration.

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1   Fastelavn At Home Kits

Activity kits are for kids of all ages. Each kit is suited for two children to enjoy. Kits are available for pre-sale from February 2 – February 16 for $10 each. Kits will be available to pick up at Nordia House between February 21 – February 25, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Order yours here.

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2  Barrel Hunt!

Beginning February 20 through February 27, our resident trolls have hidden mini barrels along the trails. Bring your family and try to find one!



3   Fastelavns Boller

Sweet, delicious, and historic, there's no better treat for the season. Make your own here or pick some up from Broder between the 23rd – 27th!  

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4  History of Fastelavn

What is Fastelavn? Why and how is it celebrated? Learn more here.


5  Dress Up!

Costumes are part of the fun! Vikings are always a favorite at NNW, but we've seen some gnomes, fairies and winning soccer teams! Masks can be fun too, make your own here...  

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6  The black cat

Long ago the Black Cat was a symbol of evil, today he is a festive image of any Fastelavn celebration!  Decorate your own Festive cat here... 


7  Don't forget the Decor!

Fastelavnsris are a must! Find out how to make those and some other festive decorations here...   

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Who will be the Cat Queen or King? The Danish Fastelavn barrel is not like anything you find in the USA.  This Barrel is made out of wood, filled with candy and decorated with a black cat.  Find out how to make your own mini barrel here..   

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9  Fastelavn Sang

Learn the song Danish Children sing to get their sweet treats! 

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10  Fastelavn over time

Looking back at the celebration of Fastelavn in the Pacific Northwest over the years. See it here. 

Fastelavn is presented by

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Special thanks for Sara Winter of Nielsen's Jewelers and Maren Williams of Himmelbjerget Danish Camp for organizing Fastelavn 2022!

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