Category Archives: Swedish culture and traditions

Traditional celebration of spring: Valborg

Valborg (walpurgis night) has very little to do with religion and everything to do with the arrival of spring in Sweden. On 30 April, as spring approaches, Lund University students gather together in Stadsparken (the city park) for Valborg, or ‘Siste april’ (the last day of April) for a festive celebration. During the day, students in groups have barbecues and … Continue reading

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Searching for a job in Sweden?

If you come to Lund for your studies with the aim to stay in Sweden to find a job, then you should consider a few things… Only a certain amount of positions are actually pubished online, a lot of jobs are given to people through connections! So networking from the beginning is very important! A tip here is to join … Continue reading

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Skiing in Sweden

One under appreciated attribute of Lund, is the town’s location. Just a short train ride away from Malmö, the incredible city of Copenhagen and the air travel hub that is Kastrup airport. So being a student in this northern part of the world, you feel obliged to partake in some of the unique adventures that Scandinavia has to offer, within a student price tag. One of these activities … Continue reading

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It is time to eat Semlor

This time, if you are walking on a  street in Sweden, you will find that almost in any bakery or café, the window display is overflowing with just one thing – the semla or semlor (the plural of semla). The semla is a small, wheat flour bun, flavoured with cardamom and filled with almond paste and whipped cream – has become something … Continue reading

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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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