What are the dos and don'ts at a Swedish summer party? Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad/imagebank.sweden.se
Summer's here. The Local's Paul Connolly shares his (sometimes painful) experiences of the things you can't do and say if you're being hosted by Swedes.
1. Swan in 30 minutes late
The Swedes don't do late. If you say you'll be there at 7pm, be there at 7pm. Not at 7.20pm. In Sweden there is no such thing as fashionably late. People who are late are not trendy, they're just plain rude. It is their time you are wasting with your slovenly timekeeping, so get your act together – you might not get invited back.
Do NOT be late. Photo: Torstein Bøe/NTB scanpix/TT
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