Folk Culture vs. Pop culture of Sweden
Folk Culture: Smoked meats, cream sauces, and Swedish meatballs.
Pop Culture: Rose hip soup and blueberry soup (blåbärssoppa), also many types of meats with lingonberry jam.
Folk Culture: Fiddles, spelmanslag, and Mazurka
Pop Culture: Rock or Heavy Metal. pop band ABBA started in Sweden
Folk Culture: Women wear long black skirts with white shirts while men wear long pants and long sleeve shirts.
Pop Culture: Many dress as we normally would, with the latest “trends” or whatever else is modern.
Folk Culture: Old houses that would almost look like barns, thick walls to help with the temperature in winter.
Pop Culture: Small, passive houses that are very eco friendly.
Folk Culture: Had many boats powered my wind and also by men, farming equipment used basic farming techniques with a plow.
Pop Culture: About half of Sweden have cable TV, Newspaper is still the most popular way to receive information.
Folk Culture: Most followed Norse Paganism, or believed Norse “mythology” (Thor, Odin, Loki, Etc.)
Pop Culture: Lutheran Christianity is practiced by 66% of the population, 5% is Islamic and the other 29% practices other, or no religions.