Sunday, 19 February 2012
For 66 years now, volunteers from the Norwegian Woman`s Public Health Association have made colorful decorated birches, for sale. This year I noticed that some were put up around the park in the city centre. In Norway there are sold 250,000 feathered birch twigs every year. All the money goes to health projects.
It is a sign of Lent and Spring, a tradition we have "taken" from Germany, and it is sold the same number of weeks before Easter, every year.