Christmas in Sweden

In Sweden, the celebration begins on December 13, St. Lu­cia’s day. The foreigner in Stockholm on the morning of that day might be surprised to see as his fellow passengers on an early streetcar young men and women in long white robes, the women carrying candles, the young men carrying silver stars and wearing tall…

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Vort Bread Recipe from Swedan

The Swedish household seems to specialize in fancy breads for Christmas-saffron bread, Vortlimpor, fennel bread, cara­way bread. One loaf is to be shaped like a boar’s head, deco­rated, and allowed to remain on the dining room table throughout the holiday. This is regarded as a prayer for next year’s harvest. The vort bread seems the…

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