Today, Sweden will be celebrating two holidays. First, the century old tradition of Valborg, which also happens to fall on the King of Sweden's birthday every year. To commemorate King Carl XVI Gustaf's 76th birthday, we decided to compile a list of 10 not-so-known facts about the royal:
Fans of Swedish confections in the Big Apple have a reason to celebrate as the beloved candy store, BonBon, has flung open the doors to its third location.
Crayfish season starts at the beginning of August and ends somewhere around the end of October. For those lucky enough to have private access to lakes, it is custom to go fishing for your own crayfish. Otherwise, this is the short time of year where Swedish crayfish can be found in most grocery stores. No matter how the crayfish are acquired, a party, to celebrate the season is among one of the most important Swedish customs. Let us break down the tradition and its origin.
Crayfish season might very well be centered around crayfish and snaps, but there is another Swedish favorite that regularly makes its way to the dinner table during the fall months. Västerbottenpaj!