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Trick or treat! Bus eller godis! Posted by on Oct 29, 2019

With Halloween this Thursday, spooky celebrations are in full-swing in the United States. Kids spend months planning their Halloween costumes, houses are adorned in creepy decorations, and neighbors stock up on candy to hand out to hordes of trick-or-treaters. In Sweden, the end of October traditionally symbolizes Alla helgons dag, All Saints’ Day.  However, Halloween…

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As Fall Sets in, Swedes Bring on the “mys” Posted by on Oct 22, 2019

Two men enjoying a "mysig" fika

As temperatures drop and the cold weather blues set in, Swedes harness “mys.” The Danish and Norwegian “hygge” is not the only Nordic concept used to encapsulate wellbeing and coziness.  The phenomenon of long and cold winters in Scandinavia is nothing new, so instead of letting the lack of sun and cold temperatures get them…

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