Scandinavian Lifestyle

Walpurgis night

Why the Swedes greet spring with fire In Sweden and Finland, “Walpurgis Night” is celebrated on the last day of April. The day also happens to be the Swedish king’s birthday. As such, it’s a flag day in Sweden, meaning you will see the Swedish flag swaying above all public buildings. (Check out the Swedish …

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Easter table setting in Scandinavian home

Easter in Sweden

Although contemporary Swedes are an urban people, most of whom live in cities or large towns, the vast majority still have one foot in the countryside. If they don’t have any family left in rural parts, they often still possess a holiday cottage there. An agrarian strain runs through Sweden’s self-image: Sweden used to be …

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