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Glad Lucia! (Happy St. Lucia Day)

Today in celebration of Saint Lucia, Scandinavians will celebrate with lighted processions and special treats. This is the start of the Christmas season and special time for many! Glad Lucia till alla!

Posted in Denmark, Finland, Holiday, Norway, Sweden

Happy Leif Erikson Day

October 9th is Leif Erikson Day when we celebrate the FIRST Europeans to visit the North America. October 9th was apparently selected not for anything to do with the Nordic visit but because it was the date in 1825 when the Restauration

Posted in Holiday, Uncategorized

Sweden’s National Day

June 6th is the Swedish National Day, a relatively new holiday–it was only made official in 2005–although it is the same date as the previous Flag Day. The day celebrates the 1523 election of the great Gustav Vasa as Sweden’s King, not

Posted in Holiday, Sweden
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