Falu red

There is this certain color, a very specific red nuance, which is called “Falu red”, or Faluröd. The red paint is mainly used for exteriors and is usually used for small cottages and/or summer houses. You’ve probably seen pictures of idyllic Swedish cottages with a white wooden fence and white house knots. Usually there areContinue reading “Falu red”

European capital of smart tourism

Sweden’s second largest city has been appointed European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020. The European Committe focuses on cities working to strengthen sustainability and innovation within the area of tourism. 35 cities from 17 differens European countries competed for the title, but in the end it was Gothenburg, together with Malaga, that stood out fromContinue reading “European capital of smart tourism”

Easter in Sweden

This post contains commercial links The Swedes have been celebrating Easter, originally according to the Gregorian Calendar, since 1844. Until 1969 everything was closed on Easter Friday (in Swedish “Långfredag”, or Long Friday) – grocery stores, cinemas, restaurants, clothing stores etc. Of course due to the memory of Jesus Christ. The last supper According toContinue reading “Easter in Sweden”

Fettisdagen

Fettisdagen, or White Tuesday, is a Christian tradition celebrated 47 days before Easter. That means it can be celebrated between February 3:d and March 9:th. Fastlagen – The Fast Fettisdagen is the third of the three days in “Fastlagen” – the days heading up to the fast: “Fastlag Sunday”, “Blue Monday” and “White Tuesday”. AccordingContinue reading “Fettisdagen”