Swedish Culture

Swedish Culture – 10 Things You Should Know

When you travel to a new country you might expect that the locals behave in a similar way to the people in your home country. Often times you will find yourself being surprised how different … Read more

Swedish Shrimp Sandwich - "Räksmörgås" - Traditional Recipe from Sweden

Swedish Shrimp Sandwich – “Räksmörgås” – Traditional Recipe from Sweden

If you have ever been to Sweden, you must have noticed that there are delicious räkmackor (shrimp /prawn sandwiches) on every corner: in the refrigerated shelves of supermarkets, in cafés and at many petrol stations. … Read more

Swedish Princess Cake Recipe prinsesstårta

“Prinsesstårta” Princess Cake – Traditional Recipe from Sweden

The delicious Swedish princess cake made of green marzipan and lots of cream. It belongs to the standard product of every Swedish confectionery, the “Swedish cake” or Prinsesstårta as it is called in Swedish. It … Read more

Chocolate Balls from Sweden - Recipe - "chokladbollar"

Swedish Chocolate Balls Recipe – “Chokladbollar” from Sweden

Chocolate balls from Sweden – a savoury chocolate temptation. “Chokladbollar” in Sweden Chokladbollar are absolute classics of the Swedish bakery. Chocolate balls are standard in most Swedish cafés and it is hard to imagine the … Read more

Swedish midsummer celebration, Swedes dancing to "små grodorna"

Små Grodorna: Swedish Midsummer Song – Lyrics & English Translation

Små grodorna (little frogs) is one of the most popular songs during midsummer in Sweden. Swedes love it! Everyone, old and young, unite around the midsummer pole to dance in circles, pretending to be little … Read more

Swedish Christmas Santa Claus - jultomte

Top 5 Swedish Christmas Decoration Items for Your Home

Swedes love decoration. Particularly during the cold and dark winter season, Swedes make an effort to create a cozy atmosphere at home. Swedish homes are often well designed and equipped with thoughtfully chosen and placed … Read more

What Swedes fear

Swedish Mentality: 5 Things Swedes Hate or Fear

Swedes, just as citizens from any other nation, are afraid of … certain things. To understand the Swedish psyche a little bit better, read the following list of “phenomenas” that many Swedes feel very uncomfortable … Read more

National Day of Sweden Celebrations - King of Sweden in Växjö

National Day of Sweden: June 6th – Why & How Swedes Celebrate Their National Day

Celebrations of the Swedish national day become more and more popular. Nowadays, about every third Swedes celebrates their nation. Originally the June 6th was called the “Swedish flag day”, svenska flaggens dag. First in 1983 it … Read more

How to be Swedish – in 10 Easy Steps

10 Steps to Swedishize yourself You are going to spend some time in Sweden, for travelling, work or a semester abroad? You wonder how to blend in and act like a typical Swede?  Follow the … Read more

Swedish Easter Traditions

(Weird) Swedish Easter Traditions – Easter Bunny in Sweden?

Celebrate Easter in Sweden Easter in Swedish: påsk When Swedes celebrate easter in March/April. Easter surprise When you open your house door and you find Swedish kids standing on your door mat, dressed like witches, … Read more