Advent Candle: A Scandinavian tradition

Advent Candle: A Scandinavian tradition

It’s December 1st, and across Scandinavia millions will today gather around their advent candle as they celebrate the arrival of their favorite season: Yuletide. The advent candle marks the countdown to Christmas from the 1st of December and until the 24th. Keep in...
Swedish Christmas dinner: An all day feast

Swedish Christmas dinner: An all day feast

If someone knows how to put on a feast, it’s the Swedes. On Christmas Eve you’ll find a minimum of 10 dishes on the table—in most families even more. The Swedes start eating pretty early, usually around lunchtime, and will spend all day feasting. The Swedish Christmas...
Troll Halloween Costume

Troll Halloween Costume

Trolls are an integrated part of Scandinavian culture, in particular in Sweden and Norway. You’ll find few homes that doesn’t sport at least one or two trolls on their shelves as part of their decoration. Trolls come in many shapes and sizes. They are...
Viking Halloween Costume

Viking Halloween Costume

Nothing screams Scandinavian more than a viking costume. We put this little costume together last year, following a few easy steps. It took a lot of research to find the right pieces, but once we had it together, it was perfect. For this costume you don’t need...