4 Mar 2024
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Pakistani Truck Art comes to Stockholm

If you’ve ever been to South Asia, you will have seen the trucks covered in colorful works of art. Three world famous Pakistani truck artists are right now on a tour in Europe and will be coming to Stockholm as well.   This form of art has long traditions going back hundreds of years, as […]

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Postcards from Christmas

Christmas is finally around the corner. Usually at this time of the year there’s snow outside, it’s cold and dark… Unfortunately this year we’ve just had the darkness and the cold, so it’s time to bring out all the ornaments, candles and lights to brighten up our time in the dark. For my Christmas decoration […]

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In Pictures: Shockholm 2018

The Shockholm Halloween Parade was held for the 8th time and it was bigger and better than ever – the crowd numbered 7-8,000 and more and more people had put in a lot of effort for their amazing costumes. Here are some of our pictures from the stage programme in Kungsträdgården.      

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Join the Shockholm Parade for Halloween

Scandinavia’s biggest and bestest Halloween event is back for its 8th edition on Saturday the 3rd of November. Make sure to join in on the fun as part of the parade in your best Halloween costume or just watch. Bringing the Halloween parade to Stockholm was the dream of New Yorker Bill Schacht, who was […]

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Pimp My House – Halloween Edition

The time of silly decoration and just having fun finally has arrived, and that is why I go as extreme as possible when it comes to decorating for Halloween. And guess what? I think by doing this I finally discovered the secret of getting some expressions on the Swedish faces that walk past my place. […]

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Sakuramatsuri – Cherry Blossom Day

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.  There were various Japanese performances […]

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Expat Traditions Sports and Fitness

Finnish Baseball in Stockholm

Did you know the Finns have their own version of baseball? It’s called pesäpallo, and it’s Finland’s national sport. It all was started in 1910 by legendary Lauri “Tahko” Pihkala, who had been to the US and learned baseball. Pihkala was fascinated by the sport, but he had some things he wanted to develop about […]

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Stockholm St Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

We had the chance to attend the Stockholm St. Patrick’s Day parade once again this year, and enjoyed our Irish friends bringing their green cheer to the city along with some nice spring weather. The route took the parade from Humlegården past Kungsträdgården into Gamla Stan, where the day continued with entertainment from the Blarney Pilgrims, […]

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Día de Muertos – Day of the Dead festivities at Etnografiska

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 of Latin America’s biggest selling singers/composers, […]

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

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 the Dead parade in Mexico City. […]

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