Category Archives: Swedish culture and traditions

Melodifestivalen

If you really want to integrate into the Swedish society, you’ll have to watch Melodifestivalen. Or in other words, the shows in which it’s determined which artist will represent Sweden during the upcoming Eurovision Song Festival. This tradition is deeply embedded (there are 4 semi-finals, 1 second chance round, and then a final round). Luckily for me, this is a … Continue reading

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Skissernas museum is now open

Allright, architecture lovers, Skissernas museum is finally open and ready to greet us with open hands.  The place in the middle of Lund has been closed for a couple of years renovating and now it is finally open and with a new addition by swedish architecs Elding Oscarson it is a beutiful and educating place to visit. Museum houses some … Continue reading

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A last trip

Before I started my thesis project (already 2 weeks ago), I went on a trip to Kiruna. This trip I recommend to everybody! It was an amazing end of the holidays. We’ve done so many unforgettable things. Of course I should start of with our first night, when we went on a 4 hour hiking trip, waste-deep in snow, to … Continue reading

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Lund Univ. 350th Anniversary Book

Our Lund University has published a caffe-table-designed book “Lund University over 350 Years – History and Stories” for the University’s jubilee year, of which the journeys depict major occurrences and overall trends in University’s history from a small provincial academy with 14 professors and 80 students to today’s major international university ranked among the top 100 universities in the world ! Both Swedish … Continue reading

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Welcoming Christmas and the New Year!!!

As we enter last month of the year, the city is all dolled up to celebrate Christmas and welcome the New Year. This year’s Christmas tree decoration is special as it has beautiful bronze ring ornaments, marking the 350 jubilee of Lund University. More information about the jubilee can be found at Lund-university-350-years The pretty decoration on streets along with … Continue reading

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Vinterlund: how Lund is preparing for cold and dark times

This weekend seems to be a beginning of a very important time in Sweden. Christmas is one of most important celebrations in the year and you will see that Swedes love their lights, stars and candles. Last Friday around 4pm the christmas tree in the city center was officially lit up. Weekend was filled with christmas related markets in center … Continue reading

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Learning Swedish

I know, or I guess, more has been said about this earlier. But, as on many things, I’ve got my opinion ready for you. First of all, being Dutch helps me a lot in trying to learn Swedish. In my mind Swedish is nothing more than English, German and Dutch combined, scrambled and flavoured with a couple of latin-language spices. … Continue reading

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How bad are swedish dark winters in Lund?

When one thinks about a northern country, one of the thoughts might be that it is dark and cold in winter time… But I can cheer you up, it is not as bad as you would think (considering the darkness). As I am from Italy I have to say that you can of course feel a difference in hours where … Continue reading

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Kanelbullens Dag – The Cinnamon Bun Day :)

Today is Kanelbullens Dag or the Cinnamon Bun Day which gives us one more reason to enjoy the delicious cinnamon bun. It is often said that Swedes are sweet-toothed, but how can one not be, when you are surrounded with so many delicious cakes and pastries. The cinnamon bun has been one of the favorite pastries in Sweden since 1920s. … Continue reading

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It is all about group work…

When starting my masters in Food Technology and Nutrition in Lund, I was not expecting to have groupwork for every single course. But that makes part of the swedish education system and I think it is a really important prerequisite one could add to the CV, when applying for jobs. It does not only sound good to have the ability to … Continue reading

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