Swedish wedding traditions It’s summer in Sweden and that often means wedding season. In some ways, Swedish bröllop weddings can be quite different to weddings in other countries. So here’s your quick guide to Swedish traditions! 1. Bruden the bride and brudgummen the groom walk up the aisle together at the beginning of the ceremony. A bride … Read moreQuick guide to Swedish weddings
In 30 days time, the brand new version of Teach Yourself Complete Swedish that I have been writing the past few years will finally be published (yay!). Do you want to develop a solid understanding of Swedish and communicate confidently with others? Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete Swedish will … Read more30 days until launch of Complete Swedish
Astrid Lindgren’s own readings of some of her most-loved stories are available on Spotify. Listen to Astrid herself reading her stories. The following stories are available: Nils Karlsson-Pyssling Ronja Rövardotter Bröderna Lejonhjärta Madicken Mio, min Mio Emil i Lönneberga, Nya hyss av Emil i Lönneberga, Än lever Emil i Lönneberga Rasmus på luffen Pippi Långstrump … Read moreAstrid Lindgren läser sagor på Spotify
Here is a real treat, the first full Pippi movie! Also, allow me to introduce my very own late mormor (grandmother), first appearing at 42:45 in an olive green dress, and then later at 50:47 being pulled to the ground by Pippi herself. Jag saknar dig mormor. I miss you grandma.
Today, many Swedish schools will celebrate Lucia. Well-known as a a very typical tradition in Sweden, the day (which is actually the 13th of Dec) commemorates Saint Lucy – a Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution. But as the date is also close to winter solstice it has become a festival of light. However, lately … Read moreLucia – classic Swedish tradition, or sexist popularity contest?
Today, 10th of December, is the Nobel Prize Award Dinner at Stockholm City Hall. You can watch the festivities live here: http://www.svt.se/nobel/live/nobel-2014-chatten For more info about Alfred Nobel and the prizes, click here.