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Walpurgis Eve – and 1 May

A Valborg (Walpurgis) bonfire in Slottsskogen, Gothenburg 

The last day of April spells Walpurgis Eve, or Valborg, in Sweden. Spring is greeted with songs and...

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Outdoor eating



If you spend the weekend in nature – walking, fishing, picking mushrooms – what could...

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A Swedish Easter - GLAD PÅSK!



It's a celebration with Christian origins and Easter eggs (both painted and of the chocolate...

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Celebrating the Swedish way: New Year's Eve



Swedes like to celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends. And in spite of freezing temperatures,...

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How far can English take you in Sweden?


Sweden is a country where almost everyone can speak English. So why bother to learn Swedish? Edina...

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Celebrating the Swedish way: Christmas

Santa Claus

In Sweden, 24 December is the highlight of Christmas. Schoolchildren are on holiday, as well as...

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Swedish Lucia for Dummies

    

This content was first published on 
Sweden.se - Sweden's official website.

 

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Pickled herring, Donald Duck and nubbe - a Swedish Christmas


I have had a handful of Christmases in Gothenburg so far and it's definitely one of the highlights...

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Happy Lucia!



With origins in both pagan and Christian traditions, the Swedish Lucia celebrations are one of the...

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Great work-life balance, but a cool welcome for expats in Sweden

Sweden is one of the top ranked nations worldwide among expatriate families

A new expatriate survey reveals: the Nordic countries offer safe jobs, plenty of leisure time, and a good environment for families...

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Beating the Winter Blues - Scandinavia Style



Scandinavians are well known for their excellent design sensibilities and their more-than-awesome...

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Coping with culture shock


As immigrants and expats, many of us are familiar with the phrase "culture shock," and the various...

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Swedish weather and nature



Swedes love to talk about Swedish weather. Spring, summer, fall and winter each have their own...

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All Saints' Day

All Saints' Day at the cemetery Storkyrkogården in Stockholm.

This Saturday, October 31, is All Saints' Day in Sweden. Traditionally, a celebration of all...

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