Literally, ghost town. No, just kidding (a bit). If you were wondering how Stockholmers spend their Easter’s break, well, I would have to say that many of them ask for some extra days off at work to have the whole week to rest/vacay. Why? Well, if I understood correctly, most of the jobs in Sweden give “half day” off on Thursday and full day on Friday and Monday; now, if you have some spare days, why not to use them to have the whole week? As much as I would like to say that I spent Easters traveling around Sweden or in someone else’s summer house outside Stockholm, I would be lying; nonetheless, that doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy the break of work!
One of the things that I enjoyed the most about this break was the opportunity to enjoy the sunny weather that has been popping for these pasts days in Stockholm (right now … 18 ºC), yes, this is suuuper good weather. People enjoying ice creams under the Sun, you can even spot some people using shorts, and of course, the smell of BBQs! That was what I did during this break, BBQ-ing with my friends and enjoying the weather in the forrest. Moreover, one of my closest friends is currently living near Stockholm’s University where there is a huge area full of nature and places to have gatherings with friends. In addition to this, (of course, the sustainability awareness note) it is important to highlight the culture that Swedes have regarding making BBQs; why is so? Did you know that only in the US more than 80% of the annual wildfires are human-made caused!!! We are talking about enormous economic and environmental losses, and GHG emissions released to the atmosphere, so let’s be conscious too.
Of course, the friend who organized this amazing evening wanted to give it a real Easters feeling, so what he did was hide boiled eggs around the woods for use to find them. When we managed to find them all, he had prepared some aquarelle paintings for their decoration. Unfortunately, I didn’t took a pic of all the master pieces these guys did! (None of us would have succeeded as aquarelle painting artists, just saying). How did you spend your Easters? I guess soon enough you’ll be celebrating it here in Stockholm when you start your journey at KTH! 🙂