Swedish Midsommar

This post contains commercial links Midsommarafton is around the corner and it is, by far, one of the most celebrated days during the whole year. The parks, the green areas, the coastline In public parks, large and small green areas and along the coastline – there’s people everywhere. Even when it rains, wich is almostContinue reading “Swedish Midsommar”

Swedish crayfish party

It’s time for the Swedish tradition crayfish party, or “kräftskiva” as we say in Swedish. During the month of August and some time in September the Swedes gather with friends and family to eat and drink celebrating the first crayfish harvests. In fact this is a nordic tradition, but it has its origin in SwedenContinue reading “Swedish crayfish party”

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”