Don’t Miss out on Swedish Culture

Swedish culture should not be missed and there is so much to experience. The country has created unique music, film and entertainment that continues to evolve. From dark heavy metal to electronic music, Sweden continues to push musical boundaries. Many styles of heavy metal such as Gothenburg and Viking metal have come out of the country. Bands like Swedish House Mafia have also made electronic music more popular throughout the world. The rise to fame and eventual death of Avicii (Tim Bergling) also benefited Swedish electronic music and is a story that continues to fascinate lovers of Swedish culture from everywhere.

Pushing the Boundaries of Swedish Film

Swedish film also keeps audiences on the edge of their seats and shouldn’t be missed. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest series was released in 2009. It came from the Swedish author/journalist Stieg Larsson’s bestselling book series and touches on dark themes about modern Sweden which also resonate with international audiences. The series explores abuse, moral corruption and manipulation. Larson uses his characters and settings to paint a bleak picture of modern society. His work has probably inspired thousands of writers and filmmakers from across the world. Learn more here.

Enjoying Some Down Time

Swedish people also love to enjoy some downtime by listening to some music at festivals. Walpurgisnacht Festival originated out of paganism and celebrates the coming spring. People celebrate by building huge bonfires and dancing around them to ward off evil spirits. However, it is more than just an old tradition as fashion is just as important at modern festivals. What better way for a Swede to enjoy some music than having smokeless tobacco product called Snus. It originated in the 18th century Sweden. People enjoy Snus because inhaling less tar and chemicals is much more appealing than smoking cigarettes which are harmful. Don’t miss unique Swedish culture!