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Swedes are said to go into the woods very early in the morning to hear the birds at sunrise on ascension day, but personally I’ve never seen anyone do that. But it is said to be good luck if a cuckoo is heard from the east or west. This is […]
On Sweden’s Valborg-Walpurgis Eve on April 30th Swedes are lighting bonfires to mark the end of winter and the beginning of spring. From the beginning the traditions comes from Beltane which is the Gaelic May Day festival. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. […]
Spring is on its way and here in Sweden we celebrate Easter with chicken, lamb, eggs and of course “påskmust”. Påskmust is so powerful in Swedish traditions it even makes Coke sales go down.
It’s not a raging hit here in Sweden YET! But there is a Swedish version of celebrating going on. Most Swedes still claim we’re not celebrating Halloween. But that is slowly changing, not the claims but we do celebrate it daycare centers defiantly the kids. So the generation growing up […]
Midsummer, Summer Solstice, Litha a tradition with many names depending on culture. However in Sweden the Midsummer is such an important festivity that there have been serious discussions to make the Midsummer’s Eve into the National Day of Sweden, instead of June 6. But I think Swedes like to leave […]