Category Archives: Swedish traditions

From smörgåsbord to singing at the table, God Jul, to Midsummer and Kräftskivan [the Crayfish party]

‘Advent’ in Sweden – waiting for Arrival

Swedish Christmas starts with ‘Advent’ – “waiting for Arrival.” Almost as important as Lucia in Sweden, is the season of Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas. ‘Första Advent’ – First day of Advent In people’s homes, the approach of Christmas … Continue reading

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Swedish Christmas in America

Celebrating a Swedish Christmas in America is all about picking up the appropriate Swedish or Scandinavian Christmas decorations and preparations of food items, candy or special baked goods. You find a condensed guide to a Swedish Christmas by getting ‘God … Continue reading

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