Tag Archives: Holiday Traditions

Whippings, weather and witches – and other superstitions relating to Swedish Easter traditions.

Well friends – it is Spring again and with it, time for another ancient and mysterious holiday. To me, in some sense, the word “Spring” is an onomatopoeia of tremendous potency. Here in our northern hemisphere, it is the time … Continue reading

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Nothing says “Christmas” like a pink flamingo…

In many ways, I enjoy living in the US. But there are some instances where this gal from the old world feels like a real alien. One of those instances is the Holidays. What is up with the  Christmas ornaments??? … Continue reading

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Lucia, Yule Goats, and other interesting occurrences

December 12, 2010 Okay – so the Holiday Madness is upon us, yet again! Since I’m a transplant away from my own country, I always think it’s fun to compare traditions – especially since the US represents such a wide … Continue reading

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