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”

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”

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”

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”