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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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happyfettisdag
holidaysLife in Sweden

Fettisdag is today. The day of semlor. Try baking your own semlor so you have plenty to eat and read more about Fat Tuesday in Sweden! Check out the blog post when I first discovered this awesome holiday.  

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Sergels Torg
holidaysLife in Sweden

“Julskyltning” or “skyltsöndag” as it is usually called is a tradition in Sweden since mid-late 19th century. In the middle of the 19th-century the shops started make special preparations before Christmas by decorating their display windows. It took a few years and in the late 19th-century it made a breakthrough

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SantaLuciaSiracusa
holidaysLife in Sweden

  When Hilary (aka Missfoster) asked us writers in Sweden who would like to write an article on Santa Lucia’s Day I thought that it wasn’t something for me. “This is my first Santa Lucia in Sweden in my whole lifetime and I dunno much about it, maybe somebody else

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