Music and dance
Dancing, singing and playing music is a means of expression that is exercised in diverse contexts; together or alone, at work, at celebrations, in private or in public, it can be ceremonial, political, playful, express love - the examples are endless.
Clapping, chanting and singing games8 February 2023
Clapping and singing games are traded orally from child to child without adult interference. The games contain a song or rhythmic speech, often combi...
Fäbod culture8 February 2023
A Fäbod can be described as a form of small-scale farms where the animals are sent to a pasture for summer grazing, consisting of a number of buildin...
Hammarkullen Carnival8 February 2023
The carnival in Hammarkullen is an annual event with roots in various parts of the world. Song and dance troupes from a number of different countries...
Knutsmasso8 February 2023
In the past Christmas celebrations ended on St Knut's day, 20 days after Christmas Eve. Christmas was cleaned away and all that was left of the Chris...
Lucia processions8 February 2023
Lucia is celebrated on 13 December in schools and pre-schools, in churches, in workplaces and hospitals as well as privately, primarily among familie...
Nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle)8 February 2023
A Nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle) is a string instrument with a relatively long slender body. When it is played it is held just below the chest, a bit lik...
Psalmodicon9 February 2023
The psalmodicon is a string instrument that was common in much of Sweden during the 19th century. Interest in the psalmodicon has seen a revival in r...
Riksspelmansskap or The Zorn badge8 February 2023
The Zorn badge is an appreciated badge issued to merited musicians.
Song and dance around the Midsummer pole8 February 2023
Midsummer festivities with dancing and games are arranged throughout Sweden on Midsummer Eve and sometimes on Midsummer Day.
The Midsummer Carnival of Ramsberg9 February 2023
The annual Midsummer Carnival takes place on Midsummer Day in Ramsberg, Västmanland province. The carnival parade goes through the center of Ramsberg...
The Swedish mounted main guard8 February 2023
The mounted main guard in Stockholm is carried out by Livgardets Dragoner. In accordance with the traditions of the state ceremonial, it participates...