Semlor and Fettisdagen

Three years have past since I moved officially to Sweden (I don’t count my 3 month as an Erasmus student) and today I heard the first time about Fettisdagen, the Swedish version of Mardi Gras, where one is supposed to eat Semla (pl. Semlor).

For simplicity I quote Wikipedia, which states:

In Sweden this is called Fettisdagen. It comes from the word “fett” (fat) and “tisdag” (Tuesday). Originally, this was the only day one should eat “Semlor” (Semla) (fat Tuesday buns), but these are now found in most grocery stores and bakeries preceding the holiday, and up until Easter.

Normally I like sweets, but this one is something like a fat bomb, it was even for me to fatty. No thanks, I stuck to Lussekatter and other nice things.

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