Swedish Celebrated Christmas in Advance
There are about 200 Swedish living in Moscow and almost all of them came to the Scandinavia restaurant on the 6th of December to celebrate Swedish Christmas. The evening was organized by the SWEA organization which unites Swedish women living outside of Scandinavia and the majority of those who attended were SWEA members with their spouses and children. A tall Christmas tree was placed in the centre of the hall, which attracted a lot of attention from children. The traditional Swedish Christmas hot drink glogg was given out for free to all the guests who had much to discuss as most of them haven’t met since the previous SWEA meeting. Favourite Swedish dishes such as: sliced salmon, traditional Swedish meat-balls called kotbullar with cranberry sauce , gingery biscuits and many others were served. The evening ended by a surprise: a real Ded Moros (Santa Claus) appeared with a sack filled with presents for children.