Tag Archives: Swedish


St. Lucia’s Day Sweden

Main Piece: The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my co-worker/informant (SC). HS: So you have some particular traditions that you celebrate here in the United States that you got from your Swedish heritage, is that right? SC: Oh yeah. Lots of stuff that we do and when I tell… Continue Reading »

Våffeldagen

Main Piece: The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my co-worker/informant (SC). SC: *Brings in waffles for everyone at work* HS: No way! Thank you! These look absolutely amazing. SC: No problem man. It was waffle day yesterday, but I wasn’t here. We have to celebrate today. HS: There’s a… Continue Reading »

1. Julmust: A Crucial Part of a Swedish Christmas

Background information: Julmust is very easy to find in grocery stores all around Sweden from November to January, as it is in high demand and often replaces the original Coca-Cola. At any other point of time during the year, however, it is very difficult to find as it is not Christmas season during the months… Continue Reading »

Caviar, raw garlic, hard toasted bread to get over a cold

Background information: It is often considered that mothers know best, and this piece of folklore is in complete accordance to this idea. As an immigrant to the United States, my mom was certainly open to new ideas and remedies to help with colds and sore throats but found that this home-remedy that she had concocted… Continue Reading »