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

Midsummer traditions in Sweden

Swedish Midsummer Traditions – How to Celebrate “Midsommar” like Swede

Would you like to celebrate midsummer like a typical Swede? On this site you will learn why Swedes celebrate midsummer and  what happens on a typical midsummer’s eve in Sweden: traditional food, activities, folk dances … 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

Dating and Relationship Status in Sweden

Dating a Swedish Girl or Boy? – 6 (Complicated) Relationship Levels You Should Know

Levels of relationships in Sweden This might come as a shock for you, if you have been living in a society where you are either single or in a relationship with someone. In other words, … Read more

Swedish slef-image: How Swedes see themselves

What Swedes Think About Themselves – Swedish Self-Image

When you think about the Swedes, certain images or associations about their personal traits might pop up in your head. Maybe it’s a blond, tall person calmly driving a Volvo in the garage of their … Read more

Typisch schwedisches Verhalten

Sober vs Drunk Swedes – 6 Differences

To get a better understanding of a nation’s culture, it can be helpful to observe their “drunk vs sober way of behaving”. Differences in behavioural patterns of Swedish people in the state of being sober compared to being … Read more

Swedish cinnamon buns recipe for kanelbullar

Original Swedish Cinnamon Buns Recipe – How to Make “Kanelbullar”

When you have a coffee break in Sweden, during work or leisure time, chances are high your Swedish colleague or friend will eat a kanelbulle, cinnamon bun. Also known as cinnamon roll or cinnamon snail. You … Read more

Flirting and Dating in Sweden

Flirting in Sweden – (Weird) Flirting & Dating Culture in Sweden Explained

Swedes live in a culture, where, before marriage or even sexual intercourse, the two prospects ideally conduct certain interactions in order to display and assess one another’s mate- or date-ability. This process is internationally know … Read more