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A few Christmas treats before we take off

In this digital Christmas goodie bag, we have gathered a selection of holiday-related treats from Lund University to watch and read during the winter holidays.

Did the right house win?
The annual Gingerbread House Contest for international students ended in early December. Here are the tasty creations that won the promised eternal glory and big goodie-bag with Swedish Christmas treats.

Winners in gingerbread house contest
Creators from top left: Rosa Sillanpää and Viola Karjalainen / Baptiste Lambert and June Lee / Yente Meijers, Linnea, Majbritt, Vendy, Elise and Hanna / Shane Juhasse

Why we eat what we eat on the Swedish Christmas Smörgåsbord
Lund University ethnologist and food culture researcher, Håkan Jönsson, shares the history of the delicacies on the Swedish Christmas dinner table in a short film.
Click here to watch the film about Swedish Christmas food

Meatballs at Christmas in Sweden – why are they there and why are they so important?
Click here to read our article about why Swedes eat meatballs for Christmas

Feel-good Christmas music
Many people have already tuned in for this year’s Alumni Network Lucia celebration with Carolinae Damkör live streamed from the University auditorium on 13 December. If you haven’t already seen it, or want to tune in again, sit back, relax, take a sip of glögg and enjoy the recorded celebration on YouTube.
Click here to watch the 2021 Alumni Network Lucia celebration with Carolinae Damkör

You can also find last year’s digital holiday concert for Lund University alumni here:
Click here to watch the concert

And some other treats
Five top advices for an alternative Christmas holiday (in Swedish)
Click here to go to the article

Meet current students in the Lundagård advent calendar (in Swedish)
Click here to go to Lundagård’s website

Fun facts and experiments in the LTH Christmas calendar (in Swedish)
Click here to go to the calendar


We wish all alumni and friends a merry Winter Holiday and a very happy New Year! 

December 23, 2021

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