Today is Fat Tuesday in Sweden, yay!
March 8, 2011 7:37 PM

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On this Fat Tuesday, also known as Fettisdagen in Swedish, we eat semlor all around Sweden. A semla (in the pic) is a cake of light wheat bread with a sweet filling of almond paste and cream. Sooo tasty!!! :p

Originally a semla was something you ate before the Christian Lent started, a last opportunity to gloat in food. The semla has been eaten in many different ways through time and it was not until the 1900s we started to eat them in the way we do today.

There are also quite a few other celebrations that take place today. Like Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday and of course International Women's Day. So there is definitely plenty of opportunities to have some extra treats today. :-)

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