Anyway, last friday, I accompanied one dear old lady to a concert/ play nearby. It was cold, dark and slippery ourside, but this concert/play which they called " Vårres Jul" ( Our Christmas) was meant to make people happy especially in winter time.
Gonna share some pictures and will narrate what I remember or understand from the play so that you will have an idea how they do it here in Norway in old days...
Well inside the culture house...winter....this is a part of the stage.
I found Santa in one corner. Maybe he had done something wrong because they put him there? Taking Jesus Christ place during Christmas time? It is only a joke..but actually true. Don't you agree?
Anway, the first act: An old soldier who told us his escapades when he was in service. I didn't understand every words because they talked in dialect with accompaying sound from the choir.
Here is the choir. They sung very good though. I just could not relate to some of the songs because it was old norwegian songs written a long time ago by a man that I didn't know.
Then afterwards came an old woman who was going to bed to rest. Her night dress was typical in the old days. They slept with head covering, sweater and wool socks because it was cold at night.
But then the son of the house came and told her that she needed to go the the toilet to do her thing:)
Then time to cooked dinner and peel potatoes....old potatoes...
Children in a kindergarten playing in a box of sand....
Party time..one un-invited guest on the way...down to th right....he was smelling very bad..
In the old days, it was allowed to make alcohol drinks at home. So the guys are busy preparing strong drink for the party.
Now they are really in trouble!
Then here comes the priest who didn't like what was happening around him and critizized the secular music, but at the end danced with the music and had fun.
This act is about this lady to the right who was so scared because everything around her was dissappearing...
and the last act that made me laugh... here comes the pig to be slaughtered...a tradition before Christmas time here in Norway...
that made my day:)
This is one of the highlights last weekend.