WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2013/2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Scandinavian Holidays Manse from Sweden stays in Wellesley for the ary red Dalarna horses; straw angel, heart, and star-shaped ornaments; red gnomes; and painted holidays and is grateful that Americans candlesticks. Christmas eve is when they serve their big holiday meal with a Norwegian-style expect Santa on the 25th, not the 24th. "Here smörgasbord of Kjottkaker (meatballs), Nokkelost (spice cheese), herring in sauces, Fiskeboller in the US an American neighbor dressed as (fishballs), Tyttebaer (lingonberry sauce), Knekkebrod (bread), Julekage (Norwegian Christmas Santa comes to our house on the 24th to bread made with cardamom), various cookies, and, of course, Aquavit. "Luckily there's IKEA to hand out the gifts. For years, my girls believed help me continue my husband and my grandparents' culinary traditions," admits Lisa. that he was the real one, and the ones in the mall were fake," chuckles Maria. Holiday traditions are such an important part of the Scandinavian culture that they endure with Americans of Scandinavian descent. Lisa Housman Tellander is third generation Norwegian and her husband third generation Swedish, yet their grandparents' traditions shape their Christmas. The Tellanders decorate their home with custom- as guests. Find out the date and more at www.slcenter.org/cultural/events. n CHRISTMAS YULETIDE FAIR: The Boston chapter of the Swedish Women's Educational Association Inc. Celebration at the Boston Center for the Arts on December 7th. Since 1985, SWEA has organized this Swedish Yuletide to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season with foods, drinks, crafts, gifts, music, the Lucia procession, and activities for children. The fair attracts thousands of visitors and is the largest Scandinavian event in New England. 125 w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e (SWEA) hosts the annual Fair and Holiday

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