5 Jun 2023
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Easter Treat: Persian Lamb Meatball Stew

Easter is a time Swedes reveal the agrarian strain raised on meat and turnips running through their secular self-image: often celebrating the festive occasion in the countryside by including a traditional dinner of roast lamb with potato gratin and asparagus, or some other suitable side dish. Yet the custom of eating lamb over Easter around […]

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Community Swedish Culture

Easter in Sweden: the YLC Lowdown

The YLC run-down of some Swedish traditions that have left many expats scratching their heads. Glad Påsk!

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Community Swedish Culture

April Traditions: Hags, Bears and Bonfires

Spring has sprung! Or maybe not quite yet? No matter the weather, there’s really no shortage of interesting Swedish traditions to enjoy this month. As traditions go, THIS month is one of the best!

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Community Swedish Culture

International Waffle Day – the Best Ever Swedish Invention?

All over Sweden, irons are heating up, cream is getting whipped and jam jars placed strategically on the table! Tomorrow is International Waffle Day and surprise, surprise – it originated in Sweden.

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Community Swedish Culture

Swedish Traditions: Lucia

Lucia celebrations light up the dark … Friday, December 13th 2013

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Swedish Culture Tourist Information

Nobel Prize: Winners 2013

In the heady days of Nobel week – YLC’s Judi Lembke sets out to educate, nay, inform our readers on just who will be receiving the esteemed Nobel Prizes from Royal hands in 2013. In years past everything from Bucky Balls to Doris Lessing being grumpy has made Nobel season a bit more interesting. But […]

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Culture Expat Traditions Swedish Culture

YLC Guide: Five Swedish October Traditions

Put the thermal underwear down and drop that copy of Deepak Chopra because it’s not hibernation time just yet!

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