Swedish Midsommar

Come rain or come sun, Midsommarafton is by far one of the most celebrated dates during the year. This post contains a commercial link In the middle of June almost all Swedes (myself included) celebrate the happening of “Sommarsolståndet”, which occurrs when night and day are the exact same length. With a pick-nick basket inContinue reading “Swedish Midsommar”

The holiday season is here

Advent is latin and means arrival. It is a celebration of the arrival of Jesus, and also a time to prepare for Christmas. Advent has its historical roots in the 40 day long fasting period that started around Christmas and finished by Easter. Traditionelly it is a time for fasting and preparing for the birthContinue reading “The holiday season is here”

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”