During the winter months of January through March, you’ll find cardamon buns (called semlor) filled with thick almond paste and whipped cream, in bakeries and cafes all over Sweden.
28 February is THE semla day (called fettisdagen) this year, which means that it’s the last Tuesday before the 40-day period of fasting that precedes Easter in the Christian calendar. This is the excuse used to eat these sinfully delicious buns. It is claimed that semlor started to become popular in Sweden already in 1541.
Read more about the semla here.