Tag Archives: tradition

10 things to know about Sweden

So the time has come to summarise some key points about the Swedes and Sweden. Here is my list: 1. FIKA If you have never heard the word ‘fika’ before, it is important to know before coming to Sweden. It … Continue reading

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Glad Påsk! : Happy Easter! : Sweden style…

It is Easter Sunday and in many Christian countries people go to church and praise how Jesus came back from the dead. But in Sweden every tradition has more than just the Christian; there are always elements from other sources, … Continue reading

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Knös: A Swedish Fairytale

‘Once upon a time there was a poor widow, who found an egg under a pile of brush as she was gathering kindlings in the forest. She took it and placed it under a goose, and when the goose had … Continue reading

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Sweden: Santa Lucia

Santa Lucia on the 13th of December is a day of celebration, religion and myth in Sweden. The celebration comes from the amalgamation of several different traditions, which have now come together in a national (and Scandinavia-wide) day of events, … Continue reading

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