Happy Deepavali From Indian Vikings

Deepavali,is a festival celebrated by all Hindus to commemorate Lord Rama and his wife, Sita’s return to Ayodhya after his 14-year exile. It was a dark night when they first returned hence his people lit their houses with little lamps (diyas) so that Rama and Sita could find their way. In many parts of India, the festivities start with Dhanteras  followed by Naraka Chaturdasi on second day, Deepavali or laksmi Pujan on the third day, Diwali Padva dedicated to wife–husband relationship on the fourth day, and festivities end with Bhau-Beej dedicated to sister–brother bond on the fifth day.

Sikh Festival Deepavali
In Sikh perspective, Diwali is celebrated as the return of the sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji from the captivity of the city, Gwalior. To commemorate his undying love for Sikhism, the towns people lit the way to, Harmandhir Sahib (referred to as the Golden Temple), in his honour.

Indian Vikings Cricket Tournament

Thank you All

Members & Participating Teams

for making the event a

Success !!!

Winner of the IV 2015 Tournament        : Trondheim Daredevils

Runners-up of the IV 2015 Tournament : Lions XI

Happy Indian Independence Day

Happy 69th Independence day to all from Indian Vikings.

After more than two hundred years of British rule, India finally won back its freedom on 15th August, 1947. All the patriotic hearts rejoiced at seeing India becoming a sovereign nation and the triumph of hundreds and thousands of martyred souls. It was a birth of a new nation and a new beginning.

Indian Viking Tournament

How about participating in a cricket tournament this weekend with “summery” weather predicted in this otherwise rainy summer in Trondheim? ‘Indian Vikings’ for the first time is planning to organize a cricket tournament on 22-23rd August in Steindal skole, Nardo.

In that regard, the organizing committee of the Indian Vikings like to know whether your team would be interested to participate in this tournament? The plan is to have 12 overs per side matches with final match to be played on Sunday. Tennis balls will be used for all the matches. Same  rules will be followed as for other tournaments organised on that ground.

The tournament fee will be NOK 300 per participating team. The prize will be Nok2000 for winning team and Nok1000 for runnersup.

Please confirm your availability latest by Tuesday, 18th August by 12:00 PM, so that we can do the necessary arrangements to organize the tournament in a good way. Further details about match schedule and time slots will be conveyed once we hear from all the team captains.

Hope many teams would participate in this first edition of “Indian Vikings” cricket tournament and make it a fun filled weekend.

Contact – Indianvikingstrd@gmail.com

Schedule

HAPPY NATIONAL DAY NORWAY “Syttende Mai”

Constitution Day – 17 May
One of the springtime highlights in Norway is the National Day on 17 May. The whole nation celebrates this day with cheerful music, dancing, singing and parades in traditional costumes called Bunad.

History

A The 17th of May is a celebration of the Norwegian Constitution, which was signed in Eidsvoll on the 17th of May 1814. The Constitution declared Norway as an independent country. At the time, Norway was in a union with Sweden – following a 400 year union with Denmark. The celebrations began among students and others early on and the Swedish king did not approve of this at all, as it seemed like an uprising against Swedish sovereignty. The first Children’s parade to celebrate the day was held in the late 1800, and Norwegians are to this day exceedingly proud of the fact that the “Independence Day” is celebrated with children’s parades instead of military parades.

Happy Baisakhi /Puthandu/ Vishu

Baisakhi,is New Year’s Day in Punjab. And, like New Year across the world, it’s celebrated with much gusto. The day, besides being the start of a new year, is also a harvest festival, as it marks the maturing of the winter crop- and the last major festival before farmers roll up their sleeves and begin harvesting the grain.
For the Sikhs, Baisakhi holds even greater significance as it commemorates the day, in 1699, when the tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh, founded the Khalsa Panth.
Baisakhi is popular in Assam as Rongali Bihu, in Tamil it is name as Puthandu and in Kerala it is known as Vishu.

Happy Easter

According to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday, always the Friday just before Easter. Through his death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ Jesus.

Easter is an important holiday in Norway, giving Norwegians a chance to celebrate the arrival of spring after the long, dark winter. Despite being a predominantly secular country, this holiday is eagerly welcomed by the people of Norway as a chance to celebrate the arrival of spring and to spend time with friends and family over a lengthy break from work and school. The Norwegian word for Easter is Påske, a name derived from the Hebrew word “Pesach/Pasah” or Passover. In Norway, however, Easter does not pass over very quickly. Norway has the world’s longest Easter holiday. Traditionally, Norwegian shops and work places are closed over skjærtorsdag (Maundy Thursday), langfredag (Good Friday) and the Monday following Easter Sunday, known as andre påskedag, or the Second Easter Day. Schools are usually closed for the entire week preceding Easter.