Swedish Christmas Down Under
Words by Melanie Groves
On the 23rd of November, Oakleigh State School hosted the Swedish Christmas Markets. The markets showcased some Swedish Christmas traditions, holding stalls that sold handicrafts, gifts, Christmas decorations, kid’s clothes, baked goods, amazing Swedish food, confectionery and more.
Christmas markets are a tradition leading up to Christmas day in Sweden. Swedish Christmas markets can offer Christmas sweets such as mulled wine (Glögg) smoked sausages, reindeer, elkmeat and other delicacies. They’re known for their range of high quality Swedish handicrafts and are an essential sight for anyone visiting Sweden at Christmas.
While the Brisbane version was not nearly as cold as the original, people came together to see the wares on offer, and to enjoy the food and friendly atmosphere. A great day for kids, families and all!