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Sakuramatsuri – Cherry Blossom Day

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The Cherry Blossom Day (Körsbärsblommans Dag) was celebrated at Kungsträdgården last Saturday, and Japan obviously had a special place in the festivities. Starting at midday, Japanese culture was celebrated alongside all the lovely sakura in bloom in Kungsträdgården. There were workshops, food, activities, and various stalls selling Japanese food and goods. …

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Día de Muertos – Day of the Dead festivities at Etnografiska

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The Mexican Day of the Dead comes back to Etnografiska Museet for its annual celebration. The Mexican Society in Sweden together with Etnografiska bring us these traditions, that combine the remembrance of the departed with music, performances and colour. They have set up an altar with offerings dedicated to Juan Gabriel, one …

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Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) – when the dead meet the living

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It’s almost like a trend now. We see references everywhere to the Mexican Day of the Dead; in Halloween costumes with skull face-paint better known in Mexico as ¨Catrinas¨, but also in Hollywood films like the latest James Bond movie, Spectre, 2015, where the opening sequence shows a Day of …

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