This afternoon I took the kids to the local museum. I had seen the advertising for this years Christmas exhibition 'Mer jul..!' (=More Christmas) and I thought that could be a nice thing to do.
The exhibition consisted of 24 little stations that each told us about the history of our special Christmas traditions. Like why we celebrate Lucia:
The story about the 'Julbocken':
Why we eat Christmas porridge:
How they used to bake extra pretty bread, in these tins, for Christmas:
We learned about the Christmas ham, and about the "poor little piggies" (as Linnea said):
And about the gingerbread baking:
Even if the kids' attention span isn't really there yet, it's nice to bring them along to do these kind of things. It's important to me they feel a connection to my country, even if it'll probably never be 'theirs'.