Scandinavian Midsummer

Midsummer, an observation of the longest day of the year, is celebrated in each of the Scandinavian countries. Originally a pagan holiday, Midsummer is celebrated on the day of John the Baptist and is now held on the weekend closest to the summer solstice. In Sweden the celebration takes place around a maypole that is… More Scandinavian Midsummer

Nordic National Days

On the 4th of July we celebrate our Independence Day. Nearly every country has a day that they celebrate their country’s formation or independence or freedom. Here is a short reminder of the Nordic independence days, three of which fall in June! This year we’re honoring these holidays with celebration kits for Denmark, Finland, Norway,… More Nordic National Days

The Easter Tree Tradition

The beginning of spring means it is time to make your Easter Tree or Påskris – a popular tradition in Sweden. In the markets of Sweden you will see buckets and baskets filled with colorful feathers and ribbons for Påskris. The ribbons are tied to twigs and placed in a container. Much like a Christmas… More The Easter Tree Tradition