On Saturday 19 September, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra participated in Windows to the World, a series of open days at Embassies and High Commissions in order to offer the community and visitors a glimpse into the diplomatic community of Canberra and the diverse cultures it represents.
The embassy hosted a Norwegian street fest at the embassy premises. One of our main attractions was the Scandinavian Association preforming with lively Norwegian and Scandinavian folk dances together with their fiddler. Embassy staff was busy making waffles and serving frankfurters in especially imported “lompe”. Hungry visitors were not shy to try new tastes, and the staff was kept busy through the whole event.
Visitors could also participate in a free tombola with Norwegian books and chocolate as the most desired prices. Those who did not get lucky on their first draw could compete for another draw through participating in the prestigious sack- and potato race.
With about 250 visitors and a lot of positive feedback it is not impossible that you will find the embassy gates open yet again for the next Windows to the World.
The Royal Norwegian Embassy would like express our gratitude to the Australian Institute if International Affairs, ACT Government, the sponsors and last, but not least, all the volunteers who made this event such a pleasure to participate in.