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Glad Midsommar! Posted by on Jun 24, 2016

Glad Midsommar gott folk! The Midsummer eve that we are actually celebrating today is also known as St. John’s Day (English) or Juhannus (Finland) Szent-Iván éj (Hungary). The tradition has pagan origins. In Sweden we celebrate always on the weekend of the summer soltice so actually the longest day has already been on the 21st…

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Traditional Easter Smorgasbord Posted by on Apr 5, 2010

Swedes are not the most adventurous people.  That might explain why we eat the same thing on Christmas, Easter and Midsummer – with some minor adjustments depending on the season. Or, do we simply just love our herring (sill), salmon and meatballs?  It is probably just as simple as that, and to be perfectly honest…

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