Category Archives: Swedish culture and traditions

Skissernas Night!

Hey hey! Last night (Friday) in Lund was Skissernas Night! “What is that??” you ask? It is a night of workshops, live music, food, drinks, and general cultural engagement that is free to enter and enjoy at Skissernas Museum, the university’s Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art situated across the grass from the main university library, that happens usually … Continue reading

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Hallo Lovely people Today is Fettisdagen, it is the day all swedish celeberate the semla. It is the last celebratory feast before the Christian fasting period of Lent. In the past, Semla was a simple bun soaked in hot milk, nowdays it is a small wheat flour bun, flavoured with cardamom and filled with almond paste and whipped cream. Semla … Continue reading

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Pratar du svenska?/ Do you speak Swedish?

If you are new here, I assume you have no previous knowledge of the Swedish language and that is okay. Almost all Swedes speak English and it comes very naturally to most of them if they hear you are not from here. At the faculty especially, everyone speaks very good English, since science, of course, it is mostly discussed in English. However, I … Continue reading

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Reverse culture shock

Reminiscing about the time when I first moved to Sweden, I am trying to think of the elements of life that came as a culture shock to me. I believe there were a few, however when you move to a country like Sweden where everything runs efficiently and is organized to excellence, adjusting to a new life gets much easier. … Continue reading

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What the heck?

Although it is Monday it feels like last week has never ended. It’s because I was a hacker on a food hack the entire weekend. Since I am also doing my Master’s thesis now there was not much time to prepare so I didn’t even know that a hacker is not only an illegal job for nerds. But it turns … Continue reading

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The 15 minutes

One of the interesting stuff about the Swedish culture, is the 15 minutes rule. If you have a lecture at 8:00 for example, it actually starts at 8:15 that applies for all the education related matters except for Exam of course, it does start sharp at the specific time. For the meeting with your  assignment group, that rules apply as … Continue reading

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Learning Swedish

Swedes speak English very good, which encourages people not to learn their language, Plus, they are too nice and usually don’t force foreigners to learn it. However, there is nothing better than learning the country’s language, one might see the whole land in a different way, that’s what I am working on right now, which is not that easy. Therefore, … Continue reading

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A well-deserved break

The holiday season has started here in Sweden so there are no more activities at the faculty. A well-deserved break! 😊 People use this time differently. Many people go home to celebrate the holidays with their loved ones and some people go travelling during this period. Some students also stay in Lund and experience how Christmas and New Year’s are … Continue reading

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Longest night and shortest day

Hallo everyone 😍 Today we will have some Astronomy lesson Today 21 of December is the longest night and the shortest day time, the day length in Stockholm is only 6 hours, 4 minutes and 52 seconds only. As you go up to the northern part , it gets even shorter. Yeah ! That is the winter solstice, on the … Continue reading

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Lucia at Christmas

With the approaching Christmas, a lot of activities is going on, but the famous Swedish thing is Lucia. As it is dark and cold, light is needed to fight this. It is a tradition linked to Saint Lucia of Syracuse in Italy. At this occasion, people usually make saffron buns, ginger biscuits and of course the famous Glögg. Lucia is … Continue reading

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