This is how you recognize a proud Norwegian today

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"

Most Norwegians will have a tan today

And proud to show it to their colleagues

If you pay close attention you will see that not every Norwegian get the same acknowledgement from their tan

Those who have an equally distributed tan are not as proud and not praised as much

They sat in the sun either at home or abroad

These do not get so much attention

What you really need to show is that you worked to get your tan

This is the "suffering" part of the Norwegian culture

At Easter that means going many Norwegian "mil" (10km) on skis

You then get a special tan with darker reddish-brown marks distributed unevenly on your face

In addition to that you have a "skille" (demarcation) around your eyes dues to the sunglasses

If you look even more closely on these true Norwegian walking on barcode today

You will see that they also have a "skille" above their socks on their leg until their knees And from their wrist until between their elbow and shoulder

Happy return to work :)


Read more about our amazing Norwegian friends and help keep this project run by getting Our Social Guidebooks to Norway 



By Julien S. Bourrelle

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