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Celebrating the Swedish way

13 stories on Swedish traditions

Curious about the mythical Midsummer, when Swedes dance around a phallic pole and the sun never sets? Or Lucia, when white-clad children spread light in the December darkness? Let us guide you through the year of Swedish traditions and celebrations.

Stories in this collection

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