Fettisdagen in Sweden

Fettisdagen in Sweden

In Ukraine we used to celebrate Masnytsya (butter week), before Great Lent in Spring.
There is a similar holiday in Sweden, when people eat fatty food, before the Lenten season. It’s called Fettisdagen (The Fat Tuesday).
This day in Sweden people bake (or buy) and eat traditional buns – Semlor.
semla Semla consist of a wheat bun which is filled with a mix of milk and almond paste (or marzipan), topped with whipped cream. The cut-off top is dusted with powdered sugar.
It is eaten with coffee, tea or with hot milk.
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Another countries, also celebrate this day :
France (called “Mardi Gras”), Netherlands (“Carnaval” or “Vastenavond” ), Finland (“Laskiainen”), Estonia (“Vastlapäev”), Denmark (“Fastelavn”).
In the UK this holiday known as Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day.



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