Swedish word of the day: sommarlov

Sommarlov means ‘summer break’, usually used in reference to school holidays. In Sweden and many other countries, this is the longest vacation period of the year: around ten weeks in total, which puts it among the most generous countries worldwide. The timing depends a bit on where you are in the country, and this year it’s an especially long lov in parts of Värmland, stretching out to 11 weeks.

These days many children spend the time off at activity camps, on holiday overseas, or…
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