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”

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”