Sweden has long been a leader in environmental protection, founding the world’s first environmental protection agency in 1967 and hosting the first United Nations conference on the environment in 1972.
Annunciation Day in Swedish is vårfrudagen (Our Lady’s Day), which sounds a lot like våffeldagen. So, the Swedes decided to eat waffles on Annunciation Day. And why not?
The northern lights appear between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., and then again between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on clear, moonless nights between September and March in the northernmost parts of Sweden.
Whether you celebrate Christmas like a Swede, like an American, or not at all, we hope you’re having a lovely holiday season!
Though champions of women’s rights look more frequently to Pippi than to Lindgren for inspiration, those who do study the author’s biography will find much to inspire them.