Historical Traditions

Here you can find a collections of different historical traditions from all around the world. We continously keep adding stories from events and traditions for you to explore.

June 17, 2014

Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas is the Dutch equivalent to Santa Claus. He is celebrated with presents to the kids in the Netherlands on the evening of the 5th of December and in Belgium/Poland on the morning of the 6th. He has a black knight, ”Zwarte Piet” (=black Petter).

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June 17, 2014

Swedish rotten herring

Swedish rotten herring

Swedish rotten herring (or ”Surströmming”) is herring that is preserved through fermentation. The fish is put in open caskets together with salt and the fermentation begins. After that, the fishes are put in metal buckets and distributed to customers around the Nordics.

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June 17, 2014

Tapati

Tapati

Tapati is a annaul festival, held since 1975, on the Easter islands (Rapanui) and consist of a multi day festival with lots of tourists and islanders attending.

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June 17, 2014

Swedish midsummer

Swedish midsummer

Swedish midsummer is a tradition where people celebrate the longest (sunlight wise) day of the year. Swedish midsummer normally takes place between 19th and 25th of June and is always celebrate on a Friday. 

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