The long dark Christmas time of Sweden
In Australia, Christmas usually lasts for a single, drawn out but very intense day.
There are a few little parties scattered around December but, for the most part, it’s a fun and exhausting day.
It is not so, in Sweden. Here, the celebrations begin on the first day of advent (November 29 this year), intensify on December 23, peak on Christmas Eve, follow through over the mellandager (in-between days) and finally (I expect) come to a close on New Year’s Day.
It was a wonderful time, but extremely busy. I took photos when I could, but I spent most of the time just enjoying myself.
Following are the bits and pieces I managed to put together.
You will have to excuse my lack of written words, but it has been a long and tiring week. A magical week, but a tiring one nonetheless.