Traditions we honour and keep!

Traditions are important to me and mine, so we celebrate as much as we can of our own but also some other traditions that we have adopted as we are a family that has roots and friends in and from many different places around the world.
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The 6th of June is Sweden's National Day and everyone who has a flagpole in their garden hoists their flag! This day was made a national holiday a few years ago.

The of June is Sweden's National Day and everyone who has a flagpole in their garden hoists their flag! This day was made a national holiday a few years ago.

Santa Lucia - a Swedish tradition - on the 13th of December every year she brings light in the midst of darkness!

Lucia - Celebrated on Dec represent one of the foremost cultural traditions in Sweden, with their clear reference to life in the peasant communities of old: darkness and light, cold and warmth.

Valborgsmässoafton = Walpurgis night, celebrated on the 30th of April every year in Sweden.

Valborgsmässoafton = Walpurgis night, celebrated on the of April every year in Sweden. (I see very clear images in this fire.

Once a year the Swedes have Semlor - Special cardemon buns filled with whipped cream and almond paste.

Today is the Semla-Day in Sweden! I will try to make this over the weekend.

Pancake Day in England - eat them any way you like, with lemon and sugar, maple syrup or whipped cream and jam...

Pancake Day in England - eat them any way you like, with lemon and sugar, maple syrup or whipped cream and jam.

Midsummer Pole/Maypole whatever you want to call it... A must for Midsummer's celebrations in Sweden!

Midsummer Pole/Maypole whatever you want to call it. A must for Midsummer's celebrations in Sweden!


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