Friday 13th: Why cats, umbrellas and keys spell bad luck in Sweden

Friday 13th: Why cats, umbrellas and keys spell bad luck in Sweden

Friday 13th means bad luck in Sweden and plenty of other places. Of course you are far too sensible to believe in any of that, but if you do, here are another 13 (sorry) things you need to watch out for.

A Brit tries Swedish fermented fish for the first time. And it’s… fine? 

A Brit tries Swedish fermented fish for the first time. And it’s… fine? 

The seven bizarre traditions that make up Swedish Midsummer

The seven bizarre traditions that make up Swedish Midsummer

Snaps: How did an extremely strong alcoholic drink come to define Swedish Midsummer?

Snaps: How did an extremely strong alcoholic drink come to define Swedish Midsummer?

Why do Swedes care so much about butter knives?

Why do Swedes care so much about butter knives?

Seven traditions that reveal it’s Easter in Sweden

Seven traditions that reveal it’s Easter in Sweden

How March 25th became Sweden’s national Waffle Day, thanks to mispronunciation

How March 25th became Sweden’s national Waffle Day, thanks to mispronunciation

Why do the Swedes watch Ivanhoe on New Year’s Day?

Why do the Swedes watch Ivanhoe on New Year’s Day?

Taste test: What’s the fuss about Swedish semlor?

Taste test: What’s the fuss about Swedish semlor?

Is this cow celebration Sweden’s weirdest tradition?

Is this cow celebration Sweden’s weirdest tradition?

The tradition of Santa Lucia: Lighting up the darkness

The tradition of Santa Lucia: Lighting up the darkness