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Introducing The Local’s #AdventCalendar – facts about Sweden you didn’t know

To celebrate the festive season, The Local Sweden will be producing an advent calendar exclusively for Members each day of December, up until Christmas. Sign up here to get a new unusual fact about Sweden delivered to your inbox.

Introducing The Local's #AdventCalendar – facts about Sweden you didn't know
Happy December from Catherine Edwards and Emma Löfgren. Photo: Nele Schröder

Last year, our #SwedishChristmas series, written by contributor Victoria Martínez for The Local's Members, explored the history behind a different Swedish festive tradition each day. Lots of you got in touch to say you enjoyed the series, so we're doing it again – and this year we let you choose what we write about.

In polls on Twitter and Facebook, we let readers choose between three different options that you wanted to read about this December: surprising facts about Sweden, famous Swedes, or Swedish sayings explained.

Surprising facts about Sweden came out top in a narrow victory over Swedish sayings explained.

So every day from December 1st-24th, we will be sharing a new unusual fact about this country in an article here on for Members of The Local. Sign up below to get an email notification delivered straight to your inbox every time we open a new door of the calendar, and sign up here to become a Member.

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