Celebrations

These are examples which are linked to all kinds of celebrations, it includes celebrations of our life, the year or other things belonging to religious or other collective contexts. Festivities, fun, rituals or ceremonies that recur and mark something special.

  • Vasilica

    8 March 2018

    In Sweden Vasilica is primarily celebrated by Roma who have come to Sweden from the Balkans. The purpose of this tradition includes wishing people go…

  • Love locks

    2 February 2017

    The tradition of hanging up a love lock can be considered a symbolic ritual of love that takes place in a number of different countries across the wo…

  • Lucia processions

    19 February 2016

    Lucia is celebrated on 13 December in schools and pre-schools, in churches, in workplaces and hospitals as well as privately, primarily among familie…

  • Song and dance around the Midsummer pole

    19 February 2016

    Midsummer festivities with dancing and games are arranged throughout Sweden on Midsummer Eve and sometimes on Midsummer Day.

  • Purim

    19 February 2016

    Purim is a Jewish holiday and tradition which is celebrated on the fourteenth day of the month Adar, which usually falls in March.

  • Knutsmasso

    19 February 2016

    In the past Christmas celebrations ended on St Knut's day, 20 days after Christmas Eve. Christmas was cleaned away and all that was left of the C…