As I have mentioned before, my eldest daughter, A.J., had her confirmation at St. Magnus Catholic Church on the second week of May. Usually, when one reaches the 10th grade, one can decide to have the sacrament of confirmation. It is not a must though. A Catholic can have their confirmation even at a later age.
Confirmation is big in Norway. It is like opening a door towards adulthood to some teens. To some, it is tradition. I would like to believe that some of them receives this sacrament because they believe in God. Unfortunately for some, their focus is on how much money they would get. 😦
All in all, we had about 60 guests at home. It was a simple celebration with lots of food. Thanks to my friends who helped me prepare and who assisted me during the party. We had king crabs (Kamchatka krabber), Smoked salmon, Lumpia (Spring Rolls), Chili Scampi, Pancit (Fried Noodles), Moose Casserole (Elg Gryte), Cold Cuts (Ham, Smoked lamb meat, Salami), Herring with Onions ( Løk Sild), Danish Meat Cake, Chopseuy, Pork Barbecue and Sea food barbecue. Lots of red wine, white wine, vodka, whisky, brandy, champagne etc. Yes, I know, I should’nt serve alcohol on confirmation parties but heck, I needed an excuse to drink. heheh.
My mom, brother and aunt flew all the way from Manila just to be A.J.’s confirmation. My cousin Benneth flew from Stockholm too.
The celebration was very simple, like I said. No long speeches. Just family and some friends enjoying each others’ company. The first guest came at 1pm and the last guest left at 5pm the next day. Heheh. You can guess what happened in between.