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Swedes eat on average 17kg of candy a year Posted by on Jul 24, 2012

Now that is something amazing, 17 kg/person a year. I’ve heard that Swedes eat most candy in the world. In Swedish there is something called smågodisätande (candy snacking might be a good translation?) and this sums the Swedish way of “candy-thinking” up quite well. Just a little bit (often turns into a whole lot more)…

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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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