Facts about Sweden

Governance: Constitutional monarchy Official language: Swedish Oficial minority languages: Finnish, Yiddish, Meänkieli, Romani and Sami. National Day: June 6 National anthem: “Du gamla, du fria” Currency: Swedish kronor (SEK) Population: Approximately 10,35 million (2020) Capital city: Stockholm Largest city: Stockholm (approx. 1,6 million) Highest mountain: Kebnekaise (2,106 meters) Largest lake: Vänern (5,648 km2) Members ofContinue reading “Facts about Sweden”

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”

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”