Don't count on a white Christmas in Sweden Did you know that only 15% of Swedes can count on a white Christmas? I grew up with the risk of snow between October and May, so this was a surprise to me. My childhood winters in central Sweden looked like in the photo above from Uppland in 1908.
Potato picking in Tännäs Parish, Härjedalen, Jämtland County, 1910. Tännäs is in the Swedish alpine region where potatoes were grown on mountain slopes. In the photo are member of parliament Ingebrikt Bergman (1864-1956) and his family.