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Afternoons at ASI: Swedish Holidays and Traditions

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Afternoons at ASI

Held the second Wednesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. in Paulson Hall, ASI’s afternoon series invites artists, experts and other fascinating folk to share their knowledge and insight in fellowship with the community. A new topic is explored in every session. Please join us!

Wednesday, April 8: Swedish Holidays and Traditions

  • The rhythm of Swedish holidays is tied to the seasons, with many celebrations embracing the outdoors. Two examples – Påsk (Easter) and Valborg (Walpurgis Eve) – are just around the corner, both with major outdoor components for Swedish families to enjoy. Come and learn a little about the history of these two holidays as well as how the Swedes celebrate them with Jessica Karlsson, a current ASI language instructor who grew up in Hyltebruk (Småland), Sweden. We will also cover other holidays to understand why and how we celebrate them, as well as touch upon why certain foods are staples at the table for these celebrations. 

Afternoons at ASI 2020 schedule:

Cost: 
Included in museum admission. No registration required.

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