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Swedish Ways: Första maj

The first of May, första maj, is a red letter day in Sweden. Emphasis on red. You could stay at home nursing …

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Swedish Ways: Påsk

Glad påsk! In Britain, Easter seems to only mean two bank holidays, chocolate eggs and Biblical adaptations on telly. In Sweden, aside …

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Swedish Ways: Långfredagen

Because I’ve been really busy with work recently, and because today is a Bank Holiday, I’m actually going to take a little …

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Swedish Ways: Fettisdagen

Shrove Tuesday, you say? Fat Tuesday (fettisdagen) we say! Instead of pancakes, we eat something called a semla. The semla is a …

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Swedish Ways: Trettonhelgen

This is only about a week overdue as the day in question was last Thursday! Trettondagsafton and Trettondagen (last Friday), indeed all …