SWEDEN - CULTURE

Over 80% of Swedes belong to the Lutheran Church of Sweden, but seldom go to church. Attendance is a bit higher among members of free churches such as Pentecostalists and the Salvation Army. Christenings, weddings and funerals are usually made in church, although civil weddings are generally accepted - especially for subsequent marriages. Around half of Swedes are confirmed, usually at the age of fifteen.

All official holidays in Sweden are established by acts of Parliament. The official holidays can be divided into Christian and non-Christian holidays. The main Christian holidays are Jul (Christmas), Trettondedag jul (Epiphany), Påsk (Easter), Kristi himmelsfärds dag (Ascension Day), Pingstdagen (Pentecost) and Alla helgons dag (All Saints). The non-Christian holidays are: Nyårsdagen (New Year’s Day), Första maj (International Workers’ Day), Sveriges nationaldag (National Day) and Midsommar (Midsummer).

Swedish festivities

About the most famous music group ABBA

ABBA

ABBA - source

www.volvocars.com - about Volvo, the worlds best producer of cars that are very well known for its safety

www.ikea.com - about Swedish furniture and house decoration based company

www.absolut.com - all the information about Absolute Vodka, Swedish typical alcoholic drink

www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Nobel - speaks about the person who gave the origin to Nobel price awarding

Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel - source

www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pippi_Longstocking - all the information about Swedish fairy tale series about Pipi

www.icehotel.com - are you interested in experiencing a night or two in ice hotel, you will find all the info on this website