Sweden New Year
It is quite well known as an endearing sight, and it is also symptomatic of modern Sweden. In many parts respects, the Swedes have begun to absorb the continental lifestyle, but somewhere along the way a collision always occurs. In this case, with the cold climate.
New Years Eve in Sweden
At this time the homes in the kitchen, the people reduce their sauces, caramelise their orange peel and lay the table with the finest dinnerware, tablecloths and candlesticks. They all get dress up in newly bought clothes and pretend the icy wind howling outside there doors is not there. The Tights and high heeled shoes, are however, aren-™t much fun in the grip of midwinter as it can break your fun. During the dinner table, you can discuss both the past year and the year to come with you.
Your promise to become as much better person in the coming future, and when the clocks strike the 12 o-™ clock in the midnight you make a New Year's resolution in Sweden as elsewhere. It is like many other festive and the occasions in Sweden, the New Year has become increasingly dominated by the traditional offerings of the media.
In the each year ends with a live broadcast from the Skansen open-air museum in Stockholm, where the bells chime and a New Year verse that is the interestingly enough by the English poet Tennyso is solemnly declaimed to the nation. There-™s something more nice and secure about rounding off the year in front of the TV in your living room and fun too.