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Just another American living in Sweden

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Hello May

Pronounced fer-stah maie, today is May first. This isn’t news, I know, but in Sweden we get the day off. We get the day off because of something to do with politics and the industrial revolution.

I’m not clear on the details. I’ll have to do more research.

I do know that the day before the first of May is called Valborg, and is also a holiday of sorts in Sweden. Everyone goes out in the evening to see a big fire. The fire is to scare off witches. And a good excuse to drink. I’m actually not clear on the details of this tradition either.

This is the fire from last night, so this much is true.

Seems I have a lot of reasearch to do. Check back soon for more.

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