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April 30, 2019  

Episode 9 - Customs & Traditions of Sweden

April 30, 2019

Episode 8… Traditions and Customs in Sweden… Iain and Martin in the studio this week are going through the yearly celebrations here in Sweden!  Everything is discussed, from Fat Tuesday, hopping and prancing like a small frog around a maypole and a Christmas tree, too the way one sings a short verse before downing a short shot of strong flavoured snaps. Just before Easter dressing their small children up as old ladies and let them beg for sweets around town, then explaining the special custom of eating rotten fish and sucking the heads of crayfish every August, maybe this is the time you need a shot of snaps…  If that isn’t enough, Iain spills the beans and reveals the true story behind the history of Swedens most wonderful and beautiful tradition. Do people know it started with the eye gouging and burning of a young maiden… So many customs and traditions packed into such a small country and one episode of Fluently Swenglish… Join them now for Episode 8…