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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

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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

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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

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

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

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Most Popular Swedish Traditions & Celebrations

Swedes don’t miss any opportunity to celebrate their traditions. The five most common ones are Easter, the Swedish National Day, midsummer, the crayfish party and Christmas. More about Swedish culture Påsk, easter When: March/April Why: Celebration of … Read more

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The Swedish Flag – Flag Days in Sweden

Swedes are nice people. They don’t steal from other’s. Instead they even like to pay high taxes for a more healthy society. Advanced Sweden And, in fact, Sweden offers a high quality of life: reasonably high wages, … Read more

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Dala Horse: The Story Behind This Iconic Swedish Souvenir

It can be found in every Swedish souvenir-shop. One of the most iconic national symbols of Sweden: The Dalahäst (Dala horse). It is mostly colored in red, decorated with kurbits pattern, twisting plants and flowers. I have one … Read more