Category Archives: Swedish culture and traditions

Summer in Sweden

Hej hej! My name is Ceren and I will be the programme ambassador for the Energy-efficient and Environmental Building Design Master Programme for the upcoming year. First of all, I congratulate and welcome all new EEBD students. If you are considering this master programme in the future, you are also more than welcome to send e-mail to ambassador_eebd@lth.lu.se for questions … Continue reading

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Cherry blossom season

It is April! The spring is coming 🙂 The weather has been amazing this year, we got a lot of sun and warm days, but when it comes to April, usually the weather change a lot in between days. I always call it as “weather in puberty”, just like how teenagers are, it is changing all the time. But that … Continue reading

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I do not have many experiences with Swedes, but when I do…

It is pretty much what the title says, I do not have many experience with Swedes since I do not have any Swedish classmates. But of course I pretty much know about the stereotypes of Swedes. As stated in sweden.se, the #1 stereotype is:  #1 Swedes are reserved It’s true that the Swedes aren’t the world’s most outgoing people, but … Continue reading

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Swedish Valentine’s day

So, it was Valentine’s day a few days ago. (I know, sorry for always being late in bringing up this kind of events…). In Sweden, they call it “alla hjärtans dag” which literally translates to “All Hearts Day”, and they mean it. I found it fun, they come to sell strawberries in heart packaging, discounts on heart-shaped pastries, and of … Continue reading

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Swedish Christmas

Sweden gets in the mood of Christmas early in December. I noticed  Christmas decorations are being sold from November. Swedes undoubtedly love Christmas and I want to share Swedish Christmas traditions that I got to love as well. Lussekatter and Glögg (Saffron buns and mulled wine)  Lussekatter are sweet buns flavored with golden saffron with a reversed S-shape. On 13th of … Continue reading

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Godjul!

God Jul allihoppa! Yeap, marked today, the semester finally really ends! Welcome Christmas Holiday! We finished our final presentation for the third project course which will be our last project course before the thesis starts. Honestly, I haven’t feel ready about it, everything feels so blurry and I’m not sure how I should handle it. But hey, life goes on … Continue reading

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Lucia is here!

Ever wondered why supermarkets are selling Saffron buns (popularly called ‘Lussekatter’) now and not always. It is because St Lucy’s Day is here. Come the 13th of December, Swedes celebrate Lucia with a special atmosphere where the lights are dimmed and the sound of the children singing. A person impersonating Lucia wears a crown of electric candles in a wreath … Continue reading

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Festive Mode On!!!!!!

Aaaand the countdown begins !!  To everything !!  To Christmas !! To the end of a wonderful 2018 !! To the beginning of the new 2019 !!  It’s getting darker earlier every day, we just want to stay inside and be cozy with some hot tea and a movie, but university work is calling.  We are currently working on a … Continue reading

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Learning Swedish

I started over with SFI (Svenska För Invandrare) again 2 months ago. I really recommend you guys to take it as well. Just like Roshan’s post about SFI in Lund, I want to add about SFI information in Helsingborg. For you who based in Helsingborg, you could check this link: https://helsingborg.se/sfi. It doesn’t hurt to learn some Swedish, and also, it’s … Continue reading

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A different Sunday afternoon

Hi people, it’s already october in Sweden. Exams are nearby (sorry for the reminder) and we are still able to enjoy sunny weather, enjoy while you can! I wanted to write this post to talk about what I did last Sunday. As I am from Spain, you might know that football is a pretty big thing in my country. And … Continue reading

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