4 Mar 2024
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In Pictures: Stockholm St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2016

The Stockholm St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held on Saturday 19th of March and the route took the green parade from Humlegården to the Old Town via Stureplan, Nybroplan, the Grand Hotel, the Royal Castle and the House of Parliament. YLC’s Nina Uddin followed along the route with her camera.    

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21st Feb: International Mother Language Day

February 21st marks the International Mother Language Day, which has been celebrated since the year 2000 after UNESCO decided to observe the day to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by people of the world. The day underlines the importance of the mother tongue and its role in learning and development, as well […]

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Expat Traditions Swedish Culture What's on: Stockholm

Christmas markets: Six of the best in 2015

With the days getting colder and darker, it’s the perfect time for some glögg and festive cheer from one of the many Christmas markets going on in Stockholm. While the crowds head to the well-known markets at Skansen and Gamla Stan during November and December, we’ve chosen six wonderful Christmas markets that you might not […]

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Community Expat Traditions What's on: Stockholm

Shockholm 2015 takes you on the Shockway

The Shockholm team believes in the motto ”We can move mountains” and we believe they certainly can after witnessing the Globe being turned into a giant Jack-o-lantern for last year’s Shockholm. But what exactly can you do to follow that up? Bill Schacht is the man behind the biggest Halloween parade in Scandinavia, and he’s […]

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Community Expat Traditions Sports and Fitness What's on: Stockholm

Celebrating Cricket in Sweden

The Swedish Cricket Federation celebrates its 25th Anniversary, as well as being accepted as members of the Swedish Sports Confederation, with a special cricket match at Gärdet in Stockholm on Saturday the 22nd of August. The match pits Embassy staff from different cricket playing countries against Swedes, who have learned cricket in Sweden. Cricket was […]

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In Pictures: St. Patrick’s Parade

The sun has finally come and it came bringing joy – or so it appeared on Sunday as we walked along with the St. Patrick’s parade, organised by the Swedish-Irish Society. A wave of green flooded the streets of Stockholm departing from Humlegården and all the way to Kornhamnstorg  in Gamla Stan, in the shape […]

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How to Beat the Post-Christmas Blues

Feeling a little blue? Have no fear! We’ve come to the rescue with a fool-proof guide to beating seasonal depression.

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What’s shocking in Stockholm? Shockholm 2014

What do you do when you move country and you really miss something from home? Well, you introduce it to your new country of course. That’s what Bill Schacht did with Halloween, he created Shockholm – Sandinavia’s largest Halloween parade.

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Expat Traditions Sports and Fitness

Speed, Agility, Courage: Stockholm Australian Rules Football

Australian Rules Football is Australia’s indigenous game and has a reputation for its unique mix of skill and physical exertion (or should we say, carnage). This weekend the Stockholm region Australian Football Federation (the SAFF) kicks off its 11th season.

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For Auld Lang Syne: Burns Night in Stockholm

Whether you’re Scottish, a Burns fan or just in the mood for haggis and kilts, YLC has all the info you need to help you host a Burns Supper in Stockholm! Ye’re welcome!   So, who was this Robert Burns chap anyway? Poet, philanderer and champion of liberty and social justice, Robert Burns (Rabbie Burns […]

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