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Påskekrim

Published: July 15, 2017

The kveldsprogram (evening program) today centered around the Norwegian tradition of påskekrim (literally Easter crime). Every year over Easter holiday, many Norwegians read crime novels. The tradition started in 1923, after an crime author bought a front page ad in the Aftenposten (one of the main newspapers in Norway) for his new book Bergenstoget plyndret i natt (The Train to Bergen Plundered at Night). This inadvertent marketing scheme led to the expectation that there would be crime novels every Easter.

During the day, we had several counselors dress up as various suspects and wander around specific areas during fritid (free time). Later in the night, villagers had to work together to piece together the different suspects alibis, when they were accused of stealing all of the candy from the kiosk. Finally, they worked out that it was in fact the store manager that had stolen all of the candy, because she wanted the villagers to buy rømmegrøt (traditional Norwegian porridge) instead.

 

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