January 2018

Januari 2018

Cod Swedish style with horseradish, brown butter and dill

Recipe of the month

Torsk med pepparrot och brynt smör (cod with horseradish and browned butter). This dish is especially good if made with Skrei, a migratory cod caught off the coast of Norway between January and April. More…

Calendar notes

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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January 2018

Week Date Namnsdagar Event
  1 Mon 1 - The Swedish flag indicates an official flag-day. Nyårsdagen (New Year's Day)
  1 Tues 2 Svea  
  1 Wed 3 Alfred, Alfrida  
  1 Thu 4 Rut  
  1 Fri 5 Hanna, Hannele Trettondagsafton (Twelfth Night)¹
  1 Sat 6 Kasper, Melker, Baltsar Trettondedag jul (Epiphany)
  1 Sun 7 August, Augusta  
  2 Mon 8 Erland  
  2 Tue 9 Gunnar, Gunder  
  2 Wed 10 Sigurd, Sigbritt  
  2  Thu 11 Jan, Jannike  
  2  Fri 12 Frideborg, Fridolf  
  2  Sat 13 Knut Tjugodedag jul (20th Day of Christmas)²
  2  Sun 14 Felix, Felicia  
  3 Mon 15 Laura, Lorentz  
  3 Tue 16 Hjalmar, Helmer  
  3  Wed 17 Anton, Tony  
  3  Thu 18 Hilda, Hildur  
  3  Fri 19 Henrik  
  3  Sat 20 Fabian, Sebastian  
  3  Sun 21 Agnes, Agneta  
  4 Mon 22 Vincent, Viktor  
  4  Tue 23 Frej, Freja  
  4  Wed 24 Erika  
  4  Thu 25 Paul, Pål  
  4  Fri 26 Bodil, Boel  
  4  Sat 27 Göte, Göta  
  4  Sun 28 Karl, Karla The Swedish flag, to indicate an official flag-day. Konungens namnsdag (The King's Name Day)
  5  Mon 29 Diana  
  5  Tue 30 Gunilla, Gunhild  
  5  Wed 31 Ivar, Joar  

¹ Some firms and organisations shut at lunchtime.
² This is the day that Swedes traditionally do some julgransplundring (literally, Christmas tree's plundering) and throw away the Christmas tree. It is also known as Knut's Day after Saint Knut. (No one really knows why Swedes stretch Christmas so far into January, but so far it hasn't been made a röd dag.)



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