Magical Sankt Hans

The celebration of Midsummer Eve or Sankt Hans was from ancient times linked to the summer solstice and was supposedly a night of magic. It varies from country to country when it's celebrated. The Danish and Norwegian celebration takes place on the evening of 23 June. The Swedish celebration used to be on the same day but are now moved to Friday Night between the 19 June and 26 June. The best...

Svenska Flaggans Dag

It is Swedish National Day today, Hipp Hipp Hurra! Since 6th of June 1983 the Swedish people has been celebrating a official National Day. On that very same day a Swedish National Costume was introduced by HRH Queen Silvia of Sweden. Although the costume was in existence since the 1900s, it was not accepted as a National Costume until this day. If you feel like celebrating you should try out a...

Scandinavian Easter traditions

Today many Scandinavians regards Easter as an extended weekend during which they have a chance to meet spring head on with lots of tulips, birch twigs and delicious food and sweets. Historically the Easter week, starting with Palm Sunday, was a time of great religious significance with an air of solemnity about it. Weddings and christenings were not considered appropriate, all places of...

Fastelavn, the Sunday before lent

Fastelavn in Scandinavia will be celebrated, depending on the country, either today or on Tuesday. We celebrate with three important traditions; carnival, rich food and with decorating our homes with fastelavnsris, shown in the picture to the left. During the period of carnival all nurseries and schools in Scandinavia celebrate in one way or the other. The youngest children have a day of...

Happy New Year

We think that this is the day to reflect on the last year events and to start looking forward to the coming! Little Scandinavian have had a wonderful year with lots of new friends and exciting collaborations. We have had the pleasure of introducing brand new designers and companies for children's design and fashion to the British market as well as watching existing labels grow and flourish. We...