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January 2018

Nordic Roots at Norway House – January

January 6, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20

January 6 is called 12th Night on the old church calendar. On 12th day of Christmas Anglo-Saxons would take their toasting out to the orchards and bless the trees that gave us the fruit for our ciders and mead. Nordic Horn Ceremony was an essential component of sharing our best work, tightening community bonds, and honoring our ancestors, especially at Winter and Summer Solstice. We will learn a few rituals and their accompanying songs that you can use within your own communities! Next…

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February 2018

Nordic Roots at Norway House – February

February 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20

February 17 – Klippe Sauen; Shearing the Sheep After over-wintering in the barns and just before the births of the lambs, the sheep are starting to get shaggy and in need of a clipping! Wool work is a deeply ancient way to connect with our Scandinavian ancestors. The Norwegian song, Klippe Sauen, gives verses and motions to all of the essential work: clipping, carding, spinning, balling yarn, knitting, and weaving. We will learn the song while we try our hand…

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March 2018

Nordic Roots at Norway House – March

March 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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$20

March 10 – Sap Rising in the World Tree Our final Nordic Roots meet up for the year concerns the World Tree - but also the trees in our own back yards! There is a certain kind of weather that is needed for sugar maples to produce their sweetest sap. This combination of warm days and cold nights was essential to our ancestors both in America and in Scandinavia where Birch trees were tapped. We will explore the nine worlds…

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