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Celebrating Christmas in Malta and Sweden (Masterpost)

This year, unfortunately, I don’t have time to do any Christmas posts. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything Christmassy to read on my blog.

I have just reviewed and updated my three-part Christmas series from last year. I am collecting all of them here on this post so that it will be easier for you to read all the series (and easier for me to promote ūüėČ ).

These posts will appeal to you if you’re interested in the cultural aspect of Christmas. You will discover how we celebrate this holiday here in Malta and in my boyfriend’s home country, Sweden.

Hope you’ll like them!

Care to tell me about your Christmas traditions? Leave a comment on this post or drop me a mail!
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Music Rambles: My Top 5 Malta Eurovision Songs

Yes, it’s that time of the year: the Eurovision Song Contest is happening this week! Perhaps non-Europeans are still oblivious to it, but for us Europeans (or at least many of us), this event is still a big thing, although not always for good reasons.

I never considered myself as a Eurovision fan but¬†more¬†as a curious follower who doesn’t want to miss the show, in case I find a good song or an artist that I could keep supporting after the contest. Something which, I must say, hasn’t happened very often in the last years.

So my attitude towards Eurovision is quite detached now: I don’t care who wins, I don’t care about my country’s performances, I just want to see the glitter, the kitsch, the Schlager and the drama.

Yet I still feel the need to dedicate some posts to this event, to show that, after all, it really did leave a mark on my musical memories.

The first of the series is a post listing my favourite entries ever from my country, Malta, who will perform in tomorrow’s semi-final.

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Malta Rambles, Sweden Rambles, Travel & Culture

Celebrating Christmas in Malta and Sweden (Part 3)

Here is the third and final part of my Christmas series of posts. Of course, the focus now is on the last and most important days of the period: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Make sure that you have read the previous two parts. Hope you’ve enjoyed the series!

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Malta Rambles, Sweden Rambles, Travel & Culture

Celebrating Christmas in Malta and Sweden (Part 2)

Welcome to the second part of this short series of posts about Christmas customs in my native country (Malta) compared to my boyfriend’s country of origin (Sweden).

I’d like to thank all the people who commented and¬†+1’d my previous post on Google+. Make sure you read it before jumping to today’s post.

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Malta Rambles, Sweden Rambles, Travel & Culture

Celebrating Christmas in Malta and Sweden (Part 1)

Ever since I moved in with my boyfriend Matt, not only did I learn more about Swedish customs (which vary to an extent from what I am used to), but I have also learned to adapt better to the Christmas period by taking what I like from rituals in order to create our personal Christmas tradition in our new home.

After researching a bit on the Internet to back up my writing, I have realised that there is way too much information about Christmas from both cultures. Therefore, I feel forced to divide my material into at least three posts, hopefully posting each of them once a week up till Christmas.

This first post is about…

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