February 2018

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Semlor is a type of Swedish bun traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday

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Semlor (Lenten buns) are traditionally eaten on fattisdagen (Shrove Tuesday), but these days they are eaten from mid January right up to Easter. More…

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All Sundays and bank/public holidays in Sweden are known as röda dagar (literally red days) and are highlighted in pink below.

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February 2018

Week Date Namsdagar Event
  5 Thu 1 Max, Maximilian  
  5 Fri 2 - Kyndelsmässodagen (Candlemas Day)¹
  5 Sat 3 Disa, Hjördis  
  5 Sun 4 Ansgar, Anselm  
  6 Mon 5 Agata, Agda  
  6 Tue 6 Dorotea, Doris  
  6 Wed 7 Rikard, Dick  
  6 Thu 8 Berta, Bert  
  6 Fri 9 Fanny, Franciska  
  6 Sat 10 Iris  
  6 Sun 11 Yngve, Inge  
  7 Mon 12 Evelina, Evy  
  7 Tue 13 Agne, Ove Fettisdagen (Shrove Tuesday²)
  7 Wed 14 Valentin Alla hjärtans dag (Valentine's Day³)
  7 Thu 15 Sigfrid  
  7 Fri 16 Julia, Julius  
  7 Sat 17 Alexandra, Sandra  
  7 Sun 18 Frida, Fritiof  
  8 Mon 19 Gabriella, Ella  
  8 Tue 20 Vivianne  
  8 Wed 21 Hilding  
  8 Thu 22 Pia  
  8 Fri 23 Torsten, Torun  
  8 Sat 24 Mattias, Mats  
  8 Sun 25 Sigvard, Sivert  
  9 Mon 26 Torgny, Torkel  
  9 Tue 27 Lage  
  9 Wed 28 Maria  

¹ Candlemas Day also known as the Feast of Presentation of the Lord.
² Shrove Tuesday is also known as Fat Tuesday, Semlor Day, Mardi Gras and Pancake Day.
³ Swedes are encouraged to think of everyone close to their heart on February 14th, and not just their lover, hence the name alla hjärtans dag (All Hearts' Day).



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