Experience a decadent Swedish treat: a delicious semla, a rich puff pastry filled with almond paste and whipped cream.

The popular tradition of eating semlor (one semla, many semlor) at this time of year originates from a time when it was customary to fast during Lent, the 40 days before Easter. So, the days before Lent, included a big feast filled with plenty of food and semlor.

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Nowadays, Swedes skip Lent but still enjoy their semlor. At 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, you too can enjoy homemade semlor along with strong coffee, followed by a screening of the award winning Swedish film, Nice People.

Register in advance at www.americanswedish.org/events or over the phone at 215.389.1776. Tickets are $13/advance or $15/door.
Order an extra semla for $6; please place advanced ticket purchases and extra semla orders by February 5th.

The American Swedish Historical Museum is located in scenic FDR Park at 1900 Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia near the Sports Complex.
-Plenty of free parking is available.
-For those taking public transportation, the Broad Street Subway’s AT&T/Pattison Avenue stop is within walking distance or SEPTA’s Route 17 (Naval Base) can bring you right to the museum.

For more info, see www.americanswedish.org