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Just another American living in Sweden

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four(teen)th of july

I love the Fourth of July. I’m willing to say it’s my favorite holiday. As an expat that makes for a hard time. This year we celebrated in Sweden. That is sans four day weekend. I mean I’m off, but the rest of the country isn’t. (Petition to the King still pending). 

We made a great day of it. Grilling, American flag decorations galore, and lots of red white and blue clothing. I hope our little one will enjoy the Fourth of July as much as I do. As often as we can, I hope we celebrate it in the States. It does make all the difference.

Here’s hoping your Fourth was full of fantastic fireworks, good company and tasty food. 


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happy easter!

In 2012 I explained Easter in Sweden. Swedes are an ambitious lot who celebrate Easter on the Saturday before Easter Sunday. This means we had our day of celebration yesterday. Just as it was in 2012 Easter was full of good food, good company, and lots of candy.

At pre-school we made some Easter crafts on Thursday. Seeing as we’re closed Good Friday, and even the Monday after Easter. Actually, tomorrow is called annandag påsk, or Easter Monday. Apparently this Monday is celebrated as a national holiday in many places, according to Wikipedia:

Easter Monday Map

So, the pre-school is also closed on Monday. But, back to the point. Last Thursday we made these at pre-school:

Pintrest idea

The lovely Pintrest is at it again, with fun craft ideas. The children had a blast. I think our bunnies look much better than the example picture, don’t you?


I hope your Easter is full of Easter bunnies and candy!