Julbock Survives!!

The famous Gävle goat from Gävle, Sweden has survived to Christmas eve.  The tradition in Sweden has been to erect a Christmas goat and the corresponding tradition for the youth of Gävle has been to light it on fire before Christmas eve (when Swedes celebrate...

Swedish Names

Swedish names generally fall into a few categories. The first is the patronymic – the ‘son, names. There are a couple of interesting points about Swedish names. One is that in Sweden, all the names have two Ss. The first S is a possessive S. Here we would...