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Posts Tagged ‘Swedish Culture’

  1. December 13th is Santa Lucia

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    December 13, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret

    December 13th is St Lucia Day, a time for singing, mulled spiced wine, and saffron buns. Originally a Catholic feast day, Lucia is a special day that is celebrated all around Sweden, especially in schools and nurseries. The day starts with a Lucia procession early in the morning when it is still dark outside. Lucia herself enters the room wearing a long white Lucia dress with a red silk ribbon around her waist and a crown of candles on her head. She is followed by singing flower girls with glitter in their hair, star boys wearing cone hats, and last but not least, mischievous gingerbread men and elves. It is a delightful and much loved tradition with candles and holiday songs that for many people …
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  2. PO.Pular Parent Interview with Rana Draganja

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    July 8, 2014 by Lauren Donnelly

    We at PO.P have had the privilege to interview one of our beloved brand ambassadors known affectionately as PO.Pular Parents, Rana Draganja. Rana and her family moved to Olso, Norway from New York for her husband’s job and we wanted to get her perspective on living and raising her son in Norway. Rana first found out about PO.P 11 years ago during her first trip to Stockholm and fell in love with the vibrant colors, stripes and quality. PO.P became her favorite children’s store even before she had children of her own. She was finding herself lugging PO.P gifts across the Atlantic. Rana became a brand ambassador after PO.P’s president for the USA, Jennifer Athanason, met her husband, a Swede, and heard that their son was …
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