Jun 30, 2010
[ snapsen, snapsar, snapsarna ]
When you eat pickled herring for lunch you often have schnapps which is aquavit, often flavored. Before the Swedes drink a schnapps they sing a schnapps song, a snapsvisa.
Jun 29, 2010
[ sillen, sillar, sillarna ]
Regular fare for lunch on Midsummer Eve, is pickled herring which comes in a variety of flavors.
Jun 28, 2010
[ midsommarstången, midsommarstänger, midsommarstängerna ]
The midsommarstång is a pole covered in leaves and flowers in a cross shape with two rings hanging from it. On Midsummer Eve, people dance around the Midsummer pole.
Jun 27, 2010
[ kransen, kransar, kransarna ]
A krans is a wreath, crown, a midsommarkrans is a wreath of flowers worn during Midsummer Eve.
Jun 26, 2010
[ Midsommardagen; Midsommardagar, Midsommardagarna ]
Midsummer Day follows after Midsummer Eve.
Jun 25, 2010
[ Midsommaraftnar, Midsommaraftnarna ]
Midsummer Eve is one of the biggest holidays celebrated in Sweden. It falls on the Friday closest to the summer solstice.
Jun 24, 2010
[ västerbottenspajen, västerbottenspajer, västerbottenspajerna ]
Västerbottenspaj is a special kind of pie which is a favorite dish around midsummer. Västerbotten is a northern region of Sweden which produces this particular hard and delicious sharp cheese, similar to cheddar.