Monday, November 29

Lördagsgodis: the curious tradition that Swedes keep for Saturday


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On Saturday afternoons, the cobblestones of Stockholm’s Liljeholmen Square are packed with families going in and out of the local shopping center.

If you look closely you will see that the children are clinging to an accessory that is present every week: a bag of loose candies.

Swedes are so used to buying and eating sweets on Saturdays that they even have a special word for them: lördagsgodis, which literally translates to “saturday sweets“.

“Lördagsgodis has always been important,” says Robert Lundin, who grew up in the 1980s and just bought marshmallows with his five-year-old daughter.

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