My (fake) namesday

In Sweden, every day has a name attached to it.  Why is this?  I really don’t have time to Google it, I gotta pick up my kids in 20 minutes.

Anyway, when the day with your name comes up on the calendar, people here congratulate you on your namesday and you might get a little cake or treat.

When I first found out about this, I was in at the word “cake.”  Then to my disappointment, I remembered that “Heather” was not a Swedish name and there was no Heather Day in the calendar.

I did the only thing I could do – I picked another female “H” name to celebrate.  (Not an easy task.)  And that name is….. “Hedvig!”

So every October 15, please refer to me as Hedvig.  I’m not missing out on my cake.

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