Summer in Sweden means workplaces emptying for weeks on end and a flood of 'out of office' replies from colleagues and clients taking lengthy vacations. But have you ever wondered exactly how the four-week summer holiday became so entrenched in Swedish society? The Local looks into the historical and cultural background of the tradition.
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The long summer holidays have their roots in the 19th century, when Sweden had just undergone a rapid period of industrialization.Read full article on The Local