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Events in Vancouver's Swedish Community

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Christmas Fair

Our 'Julmarknad' (as it's called in Swedish) is a traditional pre-Christmas Fair held at the Scandinavian Centre where visitors can enjoy Swedish glogg, pastries/baked goods, food, Christmas decorations and goods, Kids Craft Corner, and listen to live music.


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Lucia Celebration

This Swedish traditional event features the crowning of the annual Lucia, singing performances by the Swedish School's students, folk dancing, live music, sing-along, and dancing around the Christmas tree.

Lucia traditionally is the bearer of light in the dark Swedish winters. Girls participate until it is their turn to become Lucia - this is a huge milestone as they are recognized by their peers and the Swedish community for this very special tradition in Sweden.

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Lucia Christmas Dinner

The Lucia Christmas Dinner is held on the evening of the Lucia Celebration. The dinner is a traditional Swedish Smorgasbord with Swedish Christmas tunes.

This event is held at the Scandinavian Centre in Burnaby. What is a Swedish Julbord? Click here to read
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Valborg (Valpurgis) Celebration

This celebration signifies the coming of Spring. The event is held at Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver, where we light a Valborg bonfire, roast hot dogs and enjoy a Swedish sing along.

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Midsummer Celebration

The Midsummer Celebration is the event of the year, with over 2,000 people attending.

Our Midsummer celebration is held at the Scandinavian Centre and typically has over 2,000 attendees. There is something for everyone to enjoy - dancing around the Midsummer pole, exploring the troll forest, flower wreath making, Viking Village, musical/dancing performances, Wife Carrying Contest, traditional food and more!

To learn more about this event please click here
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Swedish National Day

Sweden's National Day is a special day for our community!

This is the date on which Gustav Vasa was crowned King in 1523, which laid the foundation of Sweden as an independent state, and on which a new, important constitution was adopted in 1809.

Since 1983, Sweden has celebrated its National Day on 6 June.

We hold our National Day event annually at the Scandinavian Centre where we enjoy lunch, musical entertainment, games and connecting with family and friends.

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Contact Us

For more information, or to get involved as a volunteer or vendor, please reach out to us at:

Email us: swedishculturalsociety.ca@gmail.com

Meet us: at Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby, BC

Please let us know if you have any questions!
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