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Semlor Pop-up Cafe
February 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Semlor (Lenten buns) were originally consumed on fettisdagen, or Fat Tuesday, as a celebration before the Christian fasting period of Lent. In modern Sweden, since strict adherence to Lent has waned, semlor make their appearance in bakeries from about January through Easter. However, Semla Day (semmeldagen) is still celebrated on Fat Tuesday every year. King Adolf Frederick died in 1771 after eating 14 servings of semlor. So while indulgence is encouraged on fettisdagen, it might be best to keep your semla intake to fewer than 10! Come and get yours at the Swedish American Museum.
Cost is $6 for a bun and a beverage. Taxes are included.