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"Julbord - the Christmas Table" Sweden Local Custom Tip by marielexoteria

Sweden Local Customs: 147 reviews and 118 photos

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Julbord is a smorgasbord with dishes that most treat as traditional during the Christmas holidays. Some of the dishes are herring, gravad lax (salmon cured in salt), lutefisk, the traditional Christmas ham, boiled potatoes, "leverpastej" (similar to foie gras), roasted pork ribs, small sausages, meatballs, red beet sallad and Janssons temptation - sliced potatoes baked with cream, onions and sprats. The traditional dessert is rice porridge with shredded cinnamon on top, in which an almond is hidden and s/he who finds it is supposed to have good luck.

To these yummy dishes people drink some snaps and sing some local songs, julmust (a carbonated soft drink) or julöl - Christmas beer.

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  • Updated Aug 17, 2007
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