Sweden is a country that goes crazy for baked goods on Cinnamon Bun Day in the fall and Holy Waffle Day in the spring. We have days off for holidays (both Christian and pagan) that are so old that no one even knows what we’re celebrating anymore.
When kids graduate from the Swedish equivalent to high school (gymnasium), their parents rent them a TRUCK and hire a driver to chauffeur them in very slow loops through the city while they (1) play techno music at full volume (2) scream and/or dance along (3) get drunk.
So you would think that National Day, with its great symbolic importance for the country, would be kind of a big deal. Read more » >>