Fishing: In order to fish at the 60,000 sites identified by the regional federations, you will require a license. This is sold at a price ranging from SEK 45 (£3.80) to SEK 200 (£17) (based on duration and the place you are fishing) in Tourism Offices, sports shops and online. Nevertheless, fishing is free on lakes Vaumlnern, Vaumlttern and Malar, along the coast of the Gulf of Botnie and on the west coast, between Bastad and the Norwegian border.
Lutheranism is Sweden's state religion, with approximately ninety percent of Swedes belonging to the Church of Sweden. The Christian holiday of Christmas is uniquely celebrated in Sweden. Lasting for an entire month, Christmas commences on December 13, Saint Lucia Day, named for Lucia of Sicily who was murdered for her Christian faith in 304. (According to legend, Lucia brought food to Sweden during a famine, centuries after her death.) The eldest daughter of each household, dressed in a white gown, a red sash, and a halo of brightly lit candles adorning her head, plays the role of Lucia each year. Before dawn, she wakens her parents with songs, coffee and buns, and processions are organised.
For laymen and religious people, Christmas in Sweden is prepared for far in advance. On Sundays, families light a candle on a four-branch chandelier. On Christmas Eve, the four candles celebrate the birth of Christ. All sorts of celebrations take place: parades, traditional markets, concerts and exhibitions.
Sweden's climate and location are largely responsible for the development of its cuisine. Due to Sweden's large North-South expanse, there are regional differences between the cuisine of the North Sweden and the South.
The most common dish is the Smörgasbord, a buffet composed of fresh, smoked or marinated fish, rye bread, meat balls, potatoes and cheese. In this land of fishing, you can treat yourself to salmon, trout, perch, pike, herring and eel. Red berries, especially cranberries, are often served plain or in a sauce with venison or meat balls.
Although Swedish cuisine may not be as popular as that of other European countries, it has been influential. The Russian nation is said to have been established by Scandinavian traders and warriors and Sweden may be responsible for introducing fruit soups, smoked meats, cream sauces, and herring to early Russians.
Surrounded by water on almost all sides, it is no surprise that Swedes love seafood, especially salmon, which is typically smoked, marinated, or cured with dill and salt. Herring, another popular catch, is prepared in just as many ways, and is often eaten alongside bread, cheese, and eggs for breakfast. Crayfish and eel are also popular.
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