Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Food & Cooking, National Holidays, Norway, Sweden, Traditions

Shrove Tuesday Scandinavian Way – Sledding, Eating Whipped Cream Buns and Flogging People with Birch Twigs

Shrove Tuesday Buns from Estonia Photo by Tuuli Mathisen
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Shrove Tuesday Buns from Estonia. Photo by Tuuli Mathisen 

The Day before Lent* (40 day period of fasting and repenting, originating from Christianity) is internationally known as Shrove Tuesday across the world. It is called “Mardi Gras” in France, “laskiainen” in Finland, “Carnaval” in the Netherlands, “Vastlapäev” in Estonia, “Fettisdagen” in Sweden, and “Fastelavn” in Denmark.

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Environment friendly, Nature, Sustainability, Sustainable production, Sweden, Traditions

Sweden – Winning at Life

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Ah Sweden! The homeland of IKEA, meatballs, ABBA, Volvo, Surströmming (yes, that’s fermented herring!), Pippi Longstocking and so much more. But did you know that Sweden is also one of the least populated countries in the world, more than 50% of it is covered by forest and it’s one of the world’s leading countries when it comes to sustainability?

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