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.

11 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

How bright and happy. At least this "bombing" is easier to remove than knitting!

Lowell said...

I must say these are very colorful and bright and it's nice they are done for a worthy cause!

Nori said...

beautiful! makes us happy too!!

cieldequimper said...

Very nice. And it makes winter and ice colourful!

Babzy said...

nice bunch of colours during white winter ! :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks almost like Christmas all over again Gunn, what a great idea to raise funds.

JM said...

Great touch of colour to contrast with the snow. Lovely!

Rob Siemann said...

How nice and colorful! Excellent tradition.

Tash said...

Lovely way to add color to the winter landscape.

Calusarus said...

Colorful. I like it a lot

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I have learned so much through posts like this. The product is colorful and a wonderful contrast to the snow, but the benefit is amazing.

Bises,
Genie