National Day of Sweden Celebrations - King of Sweden in Växjö

National Day of Sweden – Celebrating with Swedes and the King of Sweden

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

Swedish Christmas traditions

How Swedes Celebrate Christmas – Swedish “Jul” Traditions

Swedish Christmas in a nutshell How to say merry Christmas in Swedish If you’re in Sweden during the Christmas season you can wish someone who you’re not going to meet before Christmas again, a “God … Read more

Swedish Crayfish Party Traditions “Kräftskiva” – Get Prepared for Sticky, Smelly Fingers!

Swedish crayfish party – kräftskiva A long time ago, Swedes who loved to party, found the calm half year between midsummer and Christmas for too long, so they came up with the idea of squeezing in … Read more

Mittsommar in Schweden - midsommar

Midsummer in Sweden – How Swedes Celebrate Their “Midsommar” Tradition

How Swedes celebrate midsummer When? Midsummer always take place on a Friday between June 19 and June 25 when locals celebrate the longest day of the year. Why? Swedes, just as people in other countries, … Read more

"Helan Går" Snapsvisa - Swedish Drinking Song

Popular Swedish Drinking Song: “Helan Går” – (Lyrics and Video)

Swedish drinking song: “Helan Går“ Are you going to a Swedish party, maybe a kräftskiva (crayfish party) or midsummer celebration? You might want to get prepared by learning the lyrics of the Swedes’ most popular drinking … Read more

Dance floor partying in Sweden

Swedes on the Dance Floor – “Wildlife” Observations

You are going to party in Sweden. Here is some advice how to behave or rather what to expect on a Swedish dance floor. Be prepared! How to act like a Swede on the dance floor … Read more