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The Official religion of the Principality of the Northern Forests is old Norse however, there is freedom of religion within the realm. Old Norse refers to the religious beliefs and practices of pre-Christian Scandanavia, especially during the Viking era, of which there are a host of Gods and Goddesses. All of our holidays and celebrations revolve around the four major old Norse holidays, however, generally all of the holidays will be observed. The Principality of the Northern Forests does not dictate a specific path of those who follow the old Gods and Goddesses.

  • Yule (December 20th-January 1st): the most important of all our holidays, it has a duration of 12 nights, starting on December the 20th. The darkest time of the year symbolizes the beginning and end of all things and it is when the gods and goddesses are the closest to Midgard. 

  • Ostara (March 21st): rejuvenation of the Earth and celebration of fertility and growth.

  • Midsummarblot (June 21st): The date of this celebration can vary a little bit if you decide to do it on the actual Summer solstice. Bonfires, traditional music and the burning of corn dollies take place to celebrate the brightest time of the year.

  • Haustblot (September 23rd): this festivity falls on the Autumn equinox, so the date may vary a bit if you celebrate it on the actual astronomical event. It honours the second harvest of the season and it’s the time to gather food for the upcoming winter months. It’s also a time to reflect on what we have achieved and to be thankful for what the Earth has given us.

  • The Princess's Birthday is celebrated on 07 November every year. It is usually simple with birthday wishes and small gifts to the Princess. The Princess may or may not have a large celebration on this day.

  • Flag day (whole month of June) honouring the Forest Flag and the Principality of the Northern Forests. Displaying the flag is a symbol of loyalty to the Principality and the Princely family.

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