Today midsummer is celebrated in Sweden and Finland. Midsummer Eve is always on a Friday in the timeframe 19 – 25 th of June and Midsummer Day is the day after (Saturday) Find more information from Midsummer from Swedens youtube channel Glad midsommar!
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From old traditions Fettisdagen (The Fat Tuesday) is the Swedish name for the Tuesday after the Quinquagesima and the they ate the buns with cream for “fatten up” before the Lenten fast. It has many names (fastlagsbullar, fettisdagsbullar etc.) and even if the Swedes might not fast any longer, they still love their Semla! In 2017 […]
Fjällgatan is sometimes referred to as the “balcony” of Stockholm. Located on the north eastern shore of Södermalm, with buildings dating back to the 18th century, it offers a panoramic view of Old Town to the west, Skeppsholmen and Djurgården with Gröna Lund amusement park and Skansen to the east. From the viewing platform you […]
Erik Johansson Imagine: Created Reality26 Febuary— 10 April, 2016Fotografiska in Stockholm is now showing the magical pictures made by Erik Johansson. The artist has photographed pictures from our world and created a fantasy. He has had a TedTalk about is work with the theme “Impossible Photografy”. His pictures will be shown at Fotografiska 26th of Febuary […]
Now in the summertime there are many summer parties in the Nordic countries. One of the most loved buffet food in Sweden is the “Smårgåstårta” (direct translated to sandwich-cake). It’s said that Smörgåstårta was invented by the confectioner Gunnar Sjödahl in the 1960 at Wedemarks Konditori in Östersund. Smörgåstårta looks like a cake but is […]
Spring has arrived and here are some tips from Scandinavia. See the cherry blossoms in Stockholm. Every year in Kungsträdgården (Kings garden) from April – June you can see the cherry blossoms. The cherry blossom day is celebrated annually. This year is was celebrated on the 18th of April. Swedish link here In Hardanger the fruit blossom […]