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Archive for April, 2009

Special Easter Mission for You Posted by on Apr 11, 2009

Easter day is almost upon us and pretty soon the church bells will go crazy and wake everybody up. But before that happens, here are a few things to remember about Påsk in Sweden. It’s a two day holiday. Easter Monday is known as Annandag Påsk. What are some traditional Easter foods? This being Sweden…

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Swedish Easter Traditions Posted by on Apr 7, 2009

So, as most of you probably know, this is the week of Easter, known in the Christian tradition as Holy Week. In Swedish, it’s Stilla veckan or Passionsveckan. And this is how the days of the Holy Week are known in Swedish: Monday – blåmåndag or svarta måndag Tuesday – vita tisdag Wednesday – dymmelonsdag…

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Deconstructing Swedish Stereotypes – Blue-Eyed Blondes Posted by on Apr 3, 2009

Before I begin to talk about those Nordic blondes (or non-Nordic non-blondes, as the case may be), I want to thank you for your emails. It’s really touching to see that so many of you took the time to write to see if I was OK. Some of you heard or read about the chicken…

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