‘Tis the Start of Advent

Today marks the first Sunday of Advent, which means the countdown to Christmas can now begin without seeming overly premature! On this day, Swedes around the world will be lighting their first advent candle. The

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Swedish Christmas Pop-Up Restaurant & Bar

If you’d like to try a different experience to the traditional British Christmas, book a visit to the Swedish Christmas Pop-Up Restaurant & Bar in central London, styled by Skandihome. Enjoy delicious Swedish food, drinks

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Scandinavian Christmas Delights – Pepparkakor

If you know of a foodie or two, you might like to gift them some beautifully wrapped Pepparkakor (ginger thins) this Christmas. These can be enjoyed without icing, but with a bit of imagination, icing

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Swedish Christmas – a feast for Young and Old

In Sweden, Christmas is a family affair. We get together on the 24th just before 3pm for a rather strange tradition: children and adults all gather around the TV to watch the yearly ‘Donald Duck

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Lucia, this Friday 13th December

White gowns, stars and candles In Sweden, Lucy (called Lucia) is venerated on December 13 in a ceremony where a girl is elected to portray Lucia. Wearing a white gown with a red sash and

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White, the recipe for a classic Nordic Christmas

Have you ever wondered how to get that beautiful Scandinavian feel in your home during Christmas? Well it’s not that hard; the answer is ‘traditional’ and ‘white’. For us Scandis, Christmas is the most celebrated

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Crayfish Party in August

One of the Swedish Summer celebrations is the annual Crayfish Party, usually held during the 2nd half of August. One might think that the crayfish is the most important element of the party, however the

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Midsummer

In Sweden, Midsummer is one of the most celebrated yearly traditions and probably the most uniquely Swedish in the way it is celebrated. Young and old, some in traditional folkloric costumes, come together to cover

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Swedish National Day – 6th June

Since 1983, Sweden has celebrated its National Day on 6th June. This is the date on which Gustav Vasa was crowned king in 1523 and on which a new constitution was adopted in 1809. The

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