In Sweden and in most countries in Europe daylight savings this year, 2013, starts Sunday, March 31. In USA daylight savings this year begins next Sunday March 10. Almost all countries in North America and Europe observes daylight savings time while most countries in Asia and Africa do not. South America and Australia are mixed and some parts of both continents observe daylight savings.
..or Shrove Tuesday
This year The Fat Tuesday did fall on February 12 and Swedes celebrated it by eating The Fat Tuesday Bun. Fat Tuesday is according to Christian tradition the first Tuesday after Quinquagesima and the day before Ash Wednesday which means that it can fall on any Tuesday between February 3 and April 9. VerySwedish.com has a recipe for Fat Tuesday Bun in our “Swedish Traditional Baking” section.
The name Fat Tuesday is formed by the words “fat” and “Tuesday”, and it refers to the practice of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.
In other countries Fat Tuesday can also be called “Shrove Tuesday”, “Pancake Day” or “Pancake Tuesday”.
We have a new intresting page that lists Swedish first names. The really old Swedish names came from the norse mythology, but during the middle ages the church and Christianity was (and still is) the religion in Sweden. Swedes started to name their children after saints and other people in the bible.