I work as a teacher (in history, religion and social science) by day. And by night I make podcasts about football, history/religion and Swedish housing policies. I will tweet about Swedish traditions and public holidays.
Mattias Axelssonwas @sweden 2018-09-24 to 2018-10-01
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All good things come to an end. In an hour or so I will tweet the last tweet from this account, not just my last bu… https://t.co/NX9w79hfJp
Other things indicates that the movie takes place years after the war. Les mots by Sartre (1964) TV (late 1950s) Th… https://t.co/eH39PUpmAf
One funny thing is that the film contains several anachronism songs. Many things indicates that the movie takes pl… https://t.co/3cIBD88xpm
The short movie was first aired Christmas eve 1975 and since then over one million swedes watch it ever year. https://t.co/oCovdypsau
When he started the process the voice actors were already done so Åhlin had to adjust his drawings to the voices.… https://t.co/8AqCeXASky
Instead painter Per Åhlin got the assignment to draw the story. He had made some drawings in 1964 for a special ed… https://t.co/vlflCQC9h5
In 1975 Svt (Swedish television) wanted to make a movie from Danielssons story. The plan was to make a real movie… https://t.co/fKypb0AL7Z
The story was written by Tage Danielsson in 1964 and is about a fourteen year old boy who steals Christmas gifts fr… https://t.co/SpNRU5WfnS
Every Christmas eve at 7 pm me and my family gather around the TV to watch 30 minutes of pure Christmas magic. Sag… https://t.co/HOOExgC3Fg
Do you know who is my favorite swedish character? Santa Claus? The Christmas goat? Arne Weise? Ferdinand the bull?… https://t.co/fnRTgfq7f1
However, Lucia and Lucifer have a common root in the Latin word "lux" meaning "light". And lights and candles are… https://t.co/vqOKW1BXQq
According to several sources, "Lusse" derives from Lucifer (ie the Devil). However, when the word "lussekatt" first… https://t.co/gJ9ez9vDKi
The devil's cat name changed to lussekatter because "lusse" or "lussi" is an alternative prefix instead of "lucia". https://t.co/dBo9UrWxsT
The modern lucia celebration begins to emerge in Sweden in the late 19th century, and it is also then that saffron… https://t.co/cM1A1YB23o
Jan-Öjvind Swahn writes: "Lussekatter had their counterpart in the cakes that St Nicolaus gave to children, and wh… https://t.co/kKDvKTZIVH
Ok. What about the lussekatter? It's a sweet S-shaped bun that is flavoured with saffron and raisins. Traditional… https://t.co/RbJaq7w5KE
Christmas beer in more modern sense came to Sweden with industrialisation in the late 1800s. The first factory-made… https://t.co/qESf2FJvuE
Especially two days were associated with brewing and beer drinking - partly Annadagen (December 9) when the Christm… https://t.co/6JkLDI2Mbe
To drink beer in the nordic countries around holidays and festivals goes way back. Olav Trygvasson was a Norwegian… https://t.co/xsPGG9qRmA
My hypothesis is that the parents of today (how grew up late 1980s and early 1990s) want to have the tradition as t… https://t.co/uzxSrLz9yU
Nowadays we have debates in December on lucia almost every year. And it's almost always about how you celebrate Luc… https://t.co/Gk9sW4KAnr
But then in the 1990s, due to interventions from the police and social authorities, the drinking on lucia almost va… https://t.co/tmNxq3mhTI
When I wrote my essay on celebration of lucia 1900-2000 it was fascinating to read the papers and see how much of a… https://t.co/H2XEXoAFKi
Then in 1970s the new generation of youngsters made a thing of celebrating lucia like they wanted, drinking a lot of beer and getting drunk.
During the 20th century the lucia tradition changed. In the middle of the century the parade in Göteborg could hav… https://t.co/cLJbxNLVQT
In 1927 a swedish newspaper arranged the first luciatåget (Lucia parade) and it was a huge success. https://t.co/MjJAWHcYPf
But why this lucia as we later came to know her. The scholars beg to differ on the origins. Some of them say that… https://t.co/1EOrM5cu1p
But sometime in 17th century we have the first records of a lucia in a white dress and candles in her hair. The ea… https://t.co/ESwlkKnOwp
We also have a tradition with lussebrudar (Lucia brides). Some girl would dress up in a dress of straw. And everyb… https://t.co/EdToh1DKiL
Because of that their would be a tradition to have several breakfast (not just second breakfast). Some sources talk… https://t.co/wzLXf0dpdY
You must remember that back then we had no electric light and it was hard to get any good light at all, so when it… https://t.co/piCduRPuPc
The reason we celebrate Lucia on Dec 13 is the fact that winter solstice in 17th and 18th century occurred around o… https://t.co/eCnFEjdkVb
Ok. Lucia? It's on December 13 and one thing you probably don't know is that Saint Lucia (or Lucy) has nothing to… https://t.co/xBwhUdqW2P
And what's on the cup?
Last day of this account. The poll about december traditions was a close call. So, what the he**, I will tweet ab… https://t.co/KCqQ5vAykX
So, tomorrow is the last day of this account. What December tradition from Sweden do want me to tweet about?
I mostly listen to swedish podcasts. If I want to listen to podcasts in English, preferably about history. What's your best tip?
In our podcast we have had the opportunity to interview politicians from all parties (including secretary for housi… https://t.co/GtH4VHYxxB
But let me tell you shortly why I think podcasts is a superb way to communicate. When we started our struggle agai… https://t.co/lOSpgMzzmN
So what do you do this Saturday? I'm editing a podcast with Audacity. Since 2013 I'm host or cohost in four (one… https://t.co/P2d59rXcyU
@AgNOOK They are famous for pizza, cucumber and that the last curator of Sweden was born there in 1978.
The trend in pizza eating in 21th century Sweden is two-fold 1. Pizzerias with higher prices because they use fanc… https://t.co/CZSUTvDxBO
The kebabpizza is a mix of Italian and Turkish cuisine. After the first generation of pizzeria (owned by Italians)… https://t.co/PiYmRqY2Jb
Kebabpizza is the most popular pizza and it was introduced in Sweden in 1980s. The standard toppings on a kebab pi… https://t.co/5tDS51mEjZ
They wasn't intressted in eating at fancy restaurants, but neither intressted in eating fast food. The pizzeria wa… https://t.co/oyYHVU0Yfm
But it wasn't until late 1960s the pizza had its huge breakthrough in Sweden. When the kids born directly after Wo… https://t.co/bIOj5M8hso
When World War 2 ended and swedish industry had a huge demand for labour we had significant number of Italian immig… https://t.co/wM4132YtkH
Saturday and pizza time. And of course I eat a kebabpizza, probably one of the most swedish dishes there is. But… https://t.co/NWjCf07ST2
You eat the fermented herring with a tunnbröd (a kind of flat bread), almond potatoes and diced onion. https://t.co/GJp0KeDHSk
The reason was to control the quality of the herring. Nowadays there is no such regulation but the traditionalists… https://t.co/ZrMEg1yMBw
The fermentation is an old method to preserve fish so that you can have it all year even without a fridge. Until 1… https://t.co/rZwtxfANoo
Fermented herring is a typical traditional swedish dish, even though I have never eaten it. You catch the baltic h… https://t.co/e3qUkgXYZO
Fermented herring it is. Herring is called either strömming or sill in swedish, depending on where it is caught.… https://t.co/aukLYCUMDU
One of the things I love most about Sweden is the seasons. Autumn is lovely! https://t.co/H95a2A8f4T
To be relevant as a holiday or tradition you need a thing for people to connect to and remember.
And the most important reason that Michaelmes got lost. It had no THING! Midsummer have the pole. March 25 have w… https://t.co/Jvx5yN7zlw
Nowadays very few swedes celebrate or even know about Michaelmes. Why is that? The simple reason is that celebrati… https://t.co/Z12AvJ9aab
One last thing with Michaelmas. It was the time of the year were domestic workers could move to another household.
One other important thing is that the domestic workers had one week of (like a vacation) and often got their yearly… https://t.co/pMZOsWqolr
The different räppor of three months had its own significance in the farming season. Around Michaelmess the harves… https://t.co/WUoyhL1YDJ
Back then the year were divided in to four quarters (räppor) starting with a räppadag, Christmas day Dec 25,Feast o… https://t.co/rt38rXbtZD
God morning! Today, September 29, is Mickelsmäss (Michaelmas). Nowadays not many swedes (if any) celebrates Michae… https://t.co/6EHhCmj4HH
@ali_zafar_ That's interesting. Maybe I do a special rant about december traditions last day (Sunday).
4. Babysitter. The swedish word for baby seat. I think it might have to to do with the fact that the baby sits in… https://t.co/uK4R7Nkz57
3. Smoking. The swedish word for tuxedo. I think it was called a smoking jacket because the men wore it when they… https://t.co/yVPGalKvhR
1. Freestyle. The swedish word for Walkman. I think it was the name of a brand that produced Walkmans. https://t.co/ULjBGJAeqy
So, tomorrow we have two days left before the end. What do you want me to tweet about?
As you can see the idea of drinking beer/wine after work got popular in the of the 20th century. It probably start… https://t.co/YAJQbqxpXh
Today it's not uncommon to take a beer or a glas of wine after work in the middle of the week. I found an interest… https://t.co/4VWJdMxzyw
The difference is that we drink less spirits and much more beer and wine today. We started drink more beer after t… https://t.co/KdNIzaLA8L
As I showed you a number of times this week the drinking pattern in Sweden have changed. Green = total consumption… https://t.co/nxb6tp2fnO
When I say "we don't use religion" of course I don't mean that no one in Sweden is religious. But the religious rit… https://t.co/1XJAdiGJmy
These kinds of secular rituals is important in our modern society. We don't use religion and religious rituals any… https://t.co/A2axGDi1U4
But what is a fredagsöl? It's the beer you drink (either at home or at a pub) to mark the transition from work wee… https://t.co/zwswmoR2nj
Fredagsöl (Friday beer) is a relatively new thing in Sweden. The first time it occurs in text in a swedish newspap… https://t.co/jmbvrbdSzo
Still sometime to vote but since I'm drinking my fredagsöl (Friday beer) I will tweet about it. https://t.co/tn7gClkYSw
He died 2016 at the age of 90. For me he was someone I looked up to. He was an educator who told us about traditio… https://t.co/MOLYJHVMJk
But that's not what Jan-Öjvind Swahn was most famous for. He was also famous for his funny glasses. https://t.co/7cc8f5QEtH
The show was innovative, but the audience in general was outraged.
Jan-Öjvind Swahn is an absolute giant in the field. He has written so many books about traditions and folklore. An… https://t.co/QdmGrEYfOH
One book you should read if you want to know more about basic Swedish traditions (like Christmas, Easter and Midsum… https://t.co/XBHhO4NPRY
RT @WIRED: Seven years ago, the government of Sweden came up with a crazy idea: "How about we let any Swede—like, literally any of them—use…
You can also have "hälta hälta" (half and half). Hot dog with mashed potatoes AND french fries. Preferably occurs… https://t.co/MT5rpDubEb
Another favorite is "korv i korv" (a sausage inside another sausage). You simply have one large hot dog which you o… https://t.co/owO1grIdve
Back then you could have a hot dog EITHER with bread OR with mashed potatoes. But som guys wanted hot dig with bre… https://t.co/nrsXuLfxJE
You can have sausages in different ways. One favorite is the "hel special". It's two sausages with bread and mashed… https://t.co/rHsoaP0r0f
It's not a coincidence that I had rød pølse for lunch, sausages is one of my favorite dishes. https://t.co/2ztqeGlASr
Since then the relations between the nordic countries have been good. Even before memberships in EU and Schengen i… https://t.co/Igvm0i5Vw5
The last Swedish-Dano war was part of the Napoleonic Wars in early 19th century. The last time Sweden fought a war… https://t.co/Eg6I6JAcSp
But in 1645 (Brömsebro) and 1658 (Roskilde) Sweden won huge victories and got the provinces of Skåne, Blekinge, Boh… https://t.co/XF4tutbSmQ
And the Kalmar war 1611-1613 who ended with the treaty of Knäred where Sweden had to pay one million riksdaler to get Älvsborg back.
We for example Northern Seven Years' War 1563 to 1570. Ended with treaty of stettin where Sweden had to pay 150.000… https://t.co/qDQjajksAw
But when Gustav Vasa became king 1523 Sweden withdraw from the union and a long era of wars between Sweden and Denm… https://t.co/4k63zxS2mG
The danish sausages for lunch gives me an opportunity to tweet about swedish - danish relations in history. Both S… https://t.co/auwiiiCQ6s
The dish a eat is two sausages, one bread, ketchup, mustard and fried onion.
It's a danish meal. Red, boiled pork sausage very common in Denmark. Some people regard røde pølser as one of the n… https://t.co/8Up28eTLre
It's not a typical swedish meal, but for lunch today I had rød pølse. https://t.co/0OP5NmR9xR
@LarssssBe It's due to First World War when we had rationing on many thing, for example alcoholic beverages
Green = total consumption Blue =spirits Yellow = beee Red = wine Sell of alcoholic beverage in liters pure alcohol per capita (age over 15)
Last day at work for this week. Maybe I grab a fredagsöl on my way home! Fredagsöl (Friday beer) is a relatively n… https://t.co/mNftkGAUO9
Påsköl of course is Easter beer
Which alcohol beverage do you want me to tweet about tomorrow?
Since we have ab monopoly on selling alcoholic drinks their is a good idea to sche your purchases of beer, wine and… https://t.co/7bbLMiM3dT
In Sweden we also had restaurants owned by the state: Sara-krogar. (Public swedish restaurants Ltd). https://t.co/AGwOyoMdu6
Even selling of beer and spirits in restaurants were heavy regulated. You could only buy spirits with food and onl… https://t.co/NPrL80Y7go
It was income, class and social status that decided how much spirits you could buy. It was restricted to 2-3 liters… https://t.co/ardVN41a5e
It was aimed at working class and poor men and women. For one thing wine was excluded from the rationing since it… https://t.co/xVVY5LZjjB
No to ban alcohol won by 51%. One poster in the campaign was Kräftor kräva dessa drycker (Crayfish demands this dr… https://t.co/ODBVux9LKz
The new movements of the late 19th century (free church, workers and especially temperance) fought hard to stop dri… https://t.co/KEQD5zfZPb
Late 19th and early 20th century in Sweden we drank a lot. Mostly spirits but also beer. Wine was something exclus… https://t.co/9k5XVBGT1W
I promised yesterday that I would tweet about alcohol in Sweden. Many holidays is associated with alcoholic bevera… https://t.co/xjLMBJc7ea
Talked with him about making a special episode about one public holiday. Which do you think? (Unfortunately it will be in swedish)
Any tradition can BECOME a swedish tradition (even a Muslim or Hindu one) but not every tradition IS a swedish trad… https://t.co/ecLa07iI75
But to be a swedish tradition it most be considerd a swedish tradition for many swedes. You can't say an exackt nu… https://t.co/emsCTPvLJL
What is a tradition? The simple, but somewhat boring answer is What paradoxically makes a tradition is that we ma… https://t.co/1zKrx5WpyS
Yesterday I drank a beer with my coworkers (after work of course) and I was served a schlachtplatte with a liter of… https://t.co/nooRciQ9Kp
My kids, when they were younger, never went trick our treating. But we always made Jack o lantern with pumpkins. T… https://t.co/oAzROsbqJ9
Personally I think halloween is a fun tradition in the dark late October. We need that kind of feasts to get throug… https://t.co/nGw8YCMUjS
But we also know that sale of candy increase with around 50% at Halloween. https://t.co/Puw0Tdu6Ui
But it was only in the late 90's that the celebration (or at least the advertising of the celebrations around the c… https://t.co/V8N5Pb0sgA
As with cinnamon bun day it was introduced by a company. Already in 1990, the first attempts at the Hard Rock Cafe… https://t.co/jNNtbIEoZM
But, you say, is Halloween a swedish tradition? Isn't it American. Halloween is definitely a swedish tradition now… https://t.co/qMVOOA5pCU
As I mentioned yesterday it's not uncommon for a company to launch a new holiday or tradition so that they can sell… https://t.co/23d6XYUjyX
@chefrahn That would be a spectacular way to finish of this account - to declare war on Denmark.
As we say in Sweden: God natt!
The argument was, if you want to eat cray fish in August you should vote no in the referendum. And "No" won the re… https://t.co/C1d8aHef2g
In 1922 Sweden held a referendum about total banning of alcohol.. One important argument against the ban was that… https://t.co/mFPDdmcsqq
Therefore in Sweden, we got regulations that fishing of cray fishes only were allowed in August. Hence the traditi… https://t.co/0qMzKQwa6r
Since many people moved from their farms in late 19th century, some of them started fishing full time to get things… https://t.co/nSDRmWLIKe
In the late 19th and early 20th century in Sweden, people tended to start eating crayfishes as part of parties. Bu… https://t.co/1ZmEd3plOB
In Sweden we have been eying crayfish (kräfta) since late middle ages. But until late 19th century it was almost ex… https://t.co/zwbtbx6ggD
So let me talk a little about crayfish in Sweden. And the traditions with crayfish premier. https://t.co/p5jGPNceKV
As well as christmas, midsummer and easter is a tradition - for me the start of allsvenskan is a tradition. Today,… https://t.co/Q3WgNC1wuh
Allsvenskan is not the best league in the world (far from). But there is something special to support a team in thi… https://t.co/k0XqkVbm3v
There is some days in the swedish calender that is significant for start of spring. For me, the spring always star… https://t.co/4evlAPUxgH
As you might have noticed I love tweeting about traditions and holidays. I also have a great interest in housing po… https://t.co/eNm58rbCTs
Ferdinand the bull was broadcast directly after From all of us to you. And everybody was happy. So, since 1982 Fr… https://t.co/WK9Rdhx7iw
If you (like I do) read papers from 1982 you can see that people where upset about it. They wanted Ferdinand the b… https://t.co/1778FvUEB9
It started in 1960. And one fun fact is that no one of the original cartoons is the same as in 1960. If some swede… https://t.co/1iZOqjnPvO
Is a handful of short Disney cartoons (Robin Hood, Jungle book, Lady and the tramp, Santa's workshop). https://t.co/MRDUKov0Zz
3-4 million people watch this show of old Disney cartoons every year. I think that I have seen it every year for as… https://t.co/RL4YLyZt8d
Just a short post between beers. As you might know, one of the most important swedish traditions is From all of us… https://t.co/t5hoNqii7I
Animals from the sea has always been a important part of swedish traditions. Which do you want me to tweet about.
@TheCryptDog I ate bulle-i-bulle (bun inside a bread) last summer in Almedalen. It was, hmmm, interesting.
@kacsaful Most people eat lots of buns. Your employer often serve buns at lunch and then you eat some at home with your family.
If people think that a tradition is a good idea they will follow it. If they don't like they will not do it.
It's not that uncommon that traditions and holidays in 20th and 21th century exists due to companies. That doesn't… https://t.co/SI5pQmVcdX
They picked October 4 because "The day would not collide with crayfishes, apple festivals and other things that cou… https://t.co/VrxIH8iz6s
Cinnamon bun day was introduced in Sweden 1999. It was the organization Hembakningsrådet (organized by the compani… https://t.co/8WoLpzyAez
But when and why did it start. Cinnamon buns we know from the 1920s. After WW1 it was again possible to get butter… https://t.co/JCup1AZ8Wg
According to an article in Expressen we in Sweden eat 6,5-7 million cinnamon buns that day. Over half of the popula… https://t.co/FjNRi7sWqw
In Sweden we eat around 200 cinnamon buns every year (or to be precise pastries equal to 230 cinnamon buns). But o… https://t.co/0PyGoAtEcY
We have sevaral days of the year dedicated to different pastry. For example semlor, waffles (March 25th), marzipan… https://t.co/tIH56z1PSX
Most of you probably know how much we in Sweden love our "fika". Someone said that "work in Sweden is having fika w… https://t.co/LjMUaOQFoe
Apparently you want to know more about cinnamon bun day (Oct 4). Stay tuned and I will tell you more about it on m… https://t.co/mSnK91SwxF
@TaschaNKo The first one is a Calskrove (burger and fries inside a pizza). The second one is a Vulkan (all kinds of meat on a pizza)
Which recent Swedish food tradition do you want to hear about tomorrow?
So is Arne Weise on Christmas eve still a tradition in Sweden? Of course not. It is a memory for many of us, but f… https://t.co/PI9wN5Vgs5
But since 2003 (for the last 15 years) no Arne Weise in TV on Christmas. But still many swedes think of him when t… https://t.co/FCWhljnobP
And during these years there was ony two channels two watch in Sweden. Everybody in Sweden knew about Arne Weise on… https://t.co/yT4SIUSTsC
For many years Arne Weise was the host on swedish TV during Christmas eve. From 1972 to 1977 and then again from 1… https://t.co/1HVOYPWLEm
Two thirds of swedes can't celebrate Christmas without TV. And 3-4 millions (more than a third of the population) s… https://t.co/Jzx9XZD4ki
First you must understand how important television is in Sweden during Christmas. https://t.co/WEEAgQzE7Y
Arne Weise is for many swedes "Mr Christmas" more important on Christmas eve than Santa Claus himself. But why is that?
You know who this man is? For many swedes my age (and older) he represents Christmas. https://t.co/vLVoqMzqoD
If you ride a bike home from work in Göteborg it's not impossible you will be on a ferry for parts of the ride. https://t.co/zUpf3h5wwP
So if you have a problem with a land lord, don't give up. Talk to your neighbors about it. Form a group. Fight the fight.
I don't live at Pennygången anymore but I continue the struggle in the non profit organization Alla ska… https://t.co/Dl9oHg3xY6
It's not a perfect deal (far from). But so many more people can afford to stay put.
And belive it or not, after years of struggling the land lord gave in and made a smaller renovation with 16% rent increase.
But we (the tenants at Pennygången) got together and formed a resistance. We said that everybody should afford to s… https://t.co/MyoajH6iEQ
The land lord didn't care if the tenants couldn't stay and pay the rent. New tenants is easy to find in Göteborg s… https://t.co/e7fxFs9RPp
Since 2012 housing policy has been one of the most important things in life. The reason is that the apartment I li… https://t.co/RkIa7CLCmX
When I don't work or write about traditions and festivals I spend some time being a housing activist. https://t.co/A5apJ2tSZH
And a newspaper in Dubai made a interview on messenger. Amazing how people seems to love the idea that ordinary pe… https://t.co/FP6WJevvnL
Fun fact: One national anthem in the world mentions "Sweden" and it's not the swedish national anthem. It's the p… https://t.co/ZD5RXypUmU
It actually states that the students should know "Music that connects to the student's everyday and solemn contex… https://t.co/9PSMjXiAWf
In the first years in school when you have music class you learn about and probably sing the national anthem. It's actually mandatory.
In swedish schools, for example at graduation day, it is possible (however not mandatory) to sing the national anth… https://t.co/cwradhKQ3C
Let me, when I have my lunch break, quickly debunk a myth that some people try to spread. That you're not allowed… https://t.co/2cEwbJEP7g
The weird thing with Gävlebocken is the fact that the illegal burning is the thing that has made it famous. If it… https://t.co/mb20Ay7XzR
The tradition with a Christmas goat is now so old that just a few (if any) living swedes have memory of it. The go… https://t.co/FBVNl2GdHY
And this is another perfect example of how traditions change. When people say that they want "the old traditions b… https://t.co/ZHX2dLFKEf
In 20th century Sweden the tradition with julbocken gradually vanished to be replaced by Jultomten. And in 21th ce… https://t.co/4SuLl5AhyU
In late 19th century he was accompanied with Jultomten (not the same dude as Santa Claus. The swedish jultomten is… https://t.co/dUpfr90Y4u
What we know is that in 19th century Sweden men would dress up in goat masks and deliver Christmas gifts. https://t.co/whENbDDjmv
2. The goat is a pagan symbol from norse myths. The god Thor had two goats Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr. Like so ma… https://t.co/hEqzn5ZgiQ
But again, the goat. Why? We have to hypothesis. 1. The goat was a companion with St Nicholas and survived the re… https://t.co/PMlLWAX6wV
This is a tradition the vanished with industrialisation and urbanization. But we have court records from 16th and… https://t.co/uvuvCCW3Nm
But why a goat? We have records in Sweden (as well as in the other nordic countries) that older children at days a… https://t.co/PTaOXUn4PN
In Sweden it was not uncommon in 19th century to have a man dressed as a Christmas goat. He would dress in a mask… https://t.co/id1EEOGcUF
Julbocken pre dates Jultomten (Santa Claus) as the distributor of christmas gifts in Sweden. https://t.co/ZZAP5n8HS0
With older traditions (pre late 19th century) is one thing to know what people did (dress up) but we almost never k… https://t.co/zvgLgdhSUH
Julbocken is not a unique Swedish tradition. It also occurs in Norway, Denmark, Finland and northern parts of Germany.
It was a close call but with over 1200 votes Julbocken (The Christmas goat) is the winner. https://t.co/pl1RdjoQlI
And of course, the most important thing for me as a teacher: coffee. https://t.co/ira1b415jz
@g_berish Wait until I tell you about the angry mob when tv tried to cancel Ferdinand the bull 1982!
@fraufeli But unfortunately we don't know very much about traditions before christianity in Sweden.
Which swedish christmas character do you want to read about tomorrow?
@McFast_Food It has been a public holiday only since 2005 and there is no consensus on how to celebrate it.
As you may have noticed I'm very interested in swedish traditions and festivals. Now when I'm back at home, here i… https://t.co/MzPtG3CyMh
Like with semlor there is always a furious debate when shops sell julmust to early. Actually my local shop started… https://t.co/D8eYxusMwk
@JacquiPybus The in 1922 we had a referendum to ban alcohol. The No won with 51% of the votes.
A few attempts has been made to sell must around midsummer. But none of them have been successful. And my belive i… https://t.co/TvtjxrM2vL
But why is julmust and påskmust so popular? I think it has to do with the fact that the must taste fits well with… https://t.co/tCmglPPl9E
In Sweden we drink around 50 000 000 liters must a year (most of it in December). And in December must surpass… https://t.co/bZsmKhKblI
So a non alcoholic alternative for Christmas was a must - so they invented must. But the first time julmust is use… https://t.co/ljcR3MUD4S
You need to know that swedes in the early 20th century drank a lot! Green = total Blue = spirits Yellow = beee https://t.co/rjCw8qlj0r
Robert Roberts and his son Harry was part of free church movement that grew in Sweden (along with the labor movemen… https://t.co/33bYwDALU5
Almost all must that is produced in Sweden gets its taste from the same company - AB Roberts in Örebro. The company… https://t.co/GKeRqUrgeR
But of course the experience can be different depending on what kind of food you eat (I will come back to that).
First of all, must is a soft drink made of carbonated water, sugar, hop extract, malt extract and spices. Contra… https://t.co/NSeXIMnFut
The public has spoken. So let me tell you about julmust and påsmust! https://t.co/p0U1v5rbQ3
Ok. Next rant will be about?
I will write more about this things later on. Now it's time for a short nap before next class. https://t.co/LOuQHE0BA2
But if we started to eat semlor the year around the whole point of eating semlor as a tradition would be lost!
You see, traditions are not static. They don't stay the same over time. The way we celebrated a feast in Sweden in… https://t.co/WnE8ZeNUZW
So the question is: Is the swedish tradition to eat semlor at Shrove Tuesday or is the swedish tradition to start eating semlor in January?
The clear trend is that since the 1950s, it has been complained that the sale of semlons starts to early. Since the… https://t.co/pFL53fSkKU
And, in January 1984, it is once again a big article that sales of semlor begin to early "as usual" https://t.co/5rfw1VsaOX
In a job advertisement from 1979 you can read that Skogaholm's bakery is looking for extra staff from the second we… https://t.co/BiIb477u5Z
In 1965, an author wrote: "Why take out that little joy so far in advance, this year I think it started selling jus… https://t.co/PbMNGdcxkB
But, and this is important, that is not a new thing. As late as the 1950s their where reports abouts cafes selling… https://t.co/Jgv9Babyio
The tradition is to eat the semla on Shrove Tuesday (fettisdagen) because that's the last day before lent (46 days… https://t.co/iWh8K7KIo4
The picture I use as at the home page is a picture of a semla (or fettisdagsbulle or fastlagsbulle). I'm kind of a… https://t.co/PZZLhbD0m6
Lunch break, so now is time for som updates about swedish traditions and festivals. I usually blog in swedish at… https://t.co/nT4tT6VQNJ
@Frouwe_linde We focus mainly on the last 200 years of history, from the industrial revolution to today.
Of course we miss very much of history, but we make a selection. The students, after all, have been studying histo… https://t.co/4uxaKrjHKy
I have about 50 hours to teach about this core content. Because of lack of time we focus on some specifics. 1. Ind… https://t.co/wfXHpVsgMt
@yangfulei Unfortunately we don't have the time to talk about history outside of Europe more than very briefly.