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lucia morning in sweden
holidaysSwedish booksSwedish GemSwedish media

In our monthly newsletter, I usually feature a product of the month.  I thought I would go into a little bit more detail this month and create a blog post out of it! This month we are looking at the children’s book “Lucia Morning in Sweden“. It tells the story

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Gavle Goat Burns Again
holidaysLife in SwedenSwedish News

Gävle’s famous Christmas goat just celebrated it’s 50th anniversary.  Sadly, overnight, it was burned down by arsonists over night.  Watch the reaction of a Swedish news program as they report the breaking news (in Swedish! Time to practice your Swedish!) This isn’t the first time either! Of the 50 years the

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Midsummer Maypole
holidaysSweden Abroad

Midsommer is one of the best holidays to be in Sweden for. If you don’t know what Midsummer is or haven’t experienced it, watch the video above. In 4 minutes you will get exactly what Midsummer is for Swedes. I miss Midsummer immensely, so here are 10 things you can

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winter-sun-set
holidaysLife in Sweden

From what I had heard and read, Sweden is a country of innovation. Just take Ikea for example. A furniture business that not only sells their wares disassembled for convenience, production value and price point but excites people to master the skill of carpentry with little more than a pack

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A Swede pushes the limits of Halloween.
holidaysLife in Sweden

I have fond memories of my time in Sweden, especially my two Halloween parties. Yes, they were big enough to make a splash in the local newspaper, but what was really fun was to see all my Swedish friends dress up and really celebrate this holiday all out. I remember

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Glad-Midsummer
holidaysLife in Sweden

Be marry and dance while you celebrate the longest day of the year!

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valborg
holidaysLife in Sweden

Ahhhhh! Spring is here! Officially! Because you can’t have spring without a bonfire… Read more about Walpurgis Night, or Valborgsmässoafton, and how it came about in Sweden. Remember to grill some sausages on the bonfire or bake some Swedish pinnbröd on a stick! Whatever you do to celebrate spring this

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Another Swedish Witch
holidaysLife in Sweden

The Swedish word for Easter – Påsk – has it’s origin from the hebrew “Pesach” meaning “Passover”. In Sweden it is considered to be a christian holiday but have, in reality, become a mix of chirstian and old folklore traditions.An example of this is Easter budles of birchtwigs that we

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Happy Waffle Day
holidaysLife in Sweden

Yes, there is a day devoted to Waffle’s in Sweden. March 25th, which is today! So from me to you… I had a head start and made some Swedish waffles yesterday. Feel free to try our recipe out for yourself! Our great friend and awesome contributor Thomas has also buffed

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