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January 24, 2018

In Sweden on the 13th of January we celebrate St. Knut's Day (Tjugondag Knut - which is always 20 days after Christmas) marking the end of the Christmas celebrations which includes Advent Sundays, Saint Lucia, Christmas, New Year and Epiphany. Tjugondag Knut is when we...

January 24, 2018

Wishing you all an exciting and peaceful 2018. 
For those of you visiting Stockholm or if you have friends or visitors coming to Sweden, don’t miss one of our guided tours of this lovely city. Discover new places in and around Stockholm. Feel free to contact us and we...

January 24, 2018


In the basement of the City Hall of Stockholm you will find Stadshuskällaren. This restaurant first opened in 1922 and reopened in 2012 after extensive renovations. Here you can enjoy a unique culinary experience by ordering the 2016 year Nobel menu, created by renown...

January 24, 2018

Autumn is upon us with its beautiful autumn colours. It has also been a fabulous season for mushrooms and they are still out there to be picked!
 

If you feel uncertain about which mushrooms are edible, download the following Swedish mushroom apps "Svampguiden" or "Svam...

January 24, 2018


MIDSUMMER

Apart from Christmas and Lucia,  Midsummer is probably one of our favourite holidays. This is when we welcome the summer and dance around the maypole (adorned with leaves and flowers) after which we brave the outdoors eating herring and fresh potatoes, sing...

January 24, 2018

MAY & JUNE

"Studenten"
This is the time of the year when students graduate from school. You will hear and see plenty of truckloads of youth circling around the centre of Stockholm, blasting out music and singing at the top of their lungs!
Stay clear of the "beer spray"!


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April 12, 2017

SWEDISH EASTER TRADITIONS

Blåkulla is the place to be during Easter in Sweden, at least if you are an Easter witch “Påskkärring”! This is an old pagan tradition dating back to the 1500’s. The witches were thought to be flying over Sweden on Maundy Thursday (Skärtorsdag)...

March 25, 2017

VÅFFELDAGEN (VÅRFRUDAGEN)

Våffeldagen for many Swedes means the beginning of spring. This time of the year we also change to Daylight Saving Time, so don’t forget to put your clocks forward one hour on Sunday the 26th of March!

Saturday the 25th is Annunciation Day of th...

March 5, 2017

A SWEDISH CLASSIC

If you really want to impress on a Swede - apart from learning Swedish, then a Swedish Classic should be on your to do list! A series of 4 exhausting races, in some beautiful areas of Sweden, to be completed within the same year. A Swedish Classic ci...

February 28, 2017

Today is Fettisdagen (or Semmeldagen). Traditionally the Semla was eaten on Fettisdagen (literally Fat Tuesday) as a feast before the Christian fasting period of Lent. Initially the Semla was simply a bun, eaten soaked in hot milk (known as hetvägg). Nowadays, they are...

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January 24, 2018

January 24, 2018