11/10/2007

National costumes

There is going to be an International Education Week at my University next week and we international students were asked to participate in some of the activities. One of them is an international fashion show. I got excited when I first heard about it and did immediately raise my hand to participate. As you might already have figured out by now, I am really interested in international fashion style. However, I got quite confused when a girl came up to me and said that she was looking forward to seeing the Swedish national costume. What? Swedish? Was I supposed to show the Swedish national costume? Well, of course I was since I am an international student from Sweden.

During the last years I have got so used to representing The Middle Eastern culture that I didn't even take into consideration that they expected me to show the Swedish national costume. Who has got a Swedish national costume anyway? The Swedish queen and princesses usually wear it for the National day and our holiday Midsummer Eve, but that's it. To be honest, the Swedish national costume is not that fancy and I think most of us Swedish people feel quite embarrassed by it when represented internationally. I mean, we look like peasants! Every time I work at cultural festivals and see girls walking around in these costumes I am so grateful that I chose to work with Middle Eastern culture, it is so much fancier and bling bling.

Honestly, what national costume would you chose?



4 comments:

Ellinor said...

Ja du det va en svår fråga *ler*

Siri said...

Hihi, får man svara ingen? :P

Anonymous said...

Fy fan för dig alltså. Hur kan du skända den svenska kulturen på det här viset? Jag har utländsk bakgrund men jag är definitivt mer svensk en du. Skäms på dig.

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