Upcoming events:

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Recurring events:

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The AGM  is held once a year, usually in May, as the Associations financial year starts on April 1st and end on 31st of March. 

At the AGM, the Committee presents the previous years events and financial standing. We thank committee members who are leaving and elect a new committee for the next financial year. Contact us if you are interested in getting involved! Members can also submit proposals to the AGM, for example suggesting new honorary members.

Swedens National day

June 6th is Swedens National day and the Swedish Flag day! We usually meet and wave our flags, sing out national song and mingle. 

Peasoup & Punsch

The traditional dinner with peasoup, punsch and pancakes is usually organised in October. If you come along, you can expect a welcome drink, homemade peasoup, punsch, crispbread, cheese, pancakes with jam and cream, coffee/tea. 

We will also have a raffle with nice prices (so don’t forget to bring some cash!).

Swedish Church service

The church service is usually held the weekend before 1st Advent. The Swedish Church’s priest, Katja Lin, from Melbourne holds the advent church service together with the Norwegian Church. The Service itself is about an hour, after which there is an opportunity to socialise with fika. The Association organises coffee/tea.  

In conjunction with the church service, you are more than welcome to baptise/bless a child, renew your vows, etc. Pease contact Katja directly if interested: katja.lin@svenskakyrkan.se


Usually celebrated the Sunday before Lucia in December. Bring something for the fika table – it is a potluck fika! The Association will organise, have glögg, coffee/tea, juice, book venue and clean as usual (more than welcome to help!). 

The Lucia train is often organised by a Swedish parent – information is shared ahead of time!


Our Midsummer Celebration takes place when it is summer here in New Zealand, so instead of June we usually celebrate in February. We dress the maypole with flowers and leaves, and serve a plate with pickled herring, potatoes and snaps followed by coffee/tea, juice and cake. There will be a quiz for all ages, lots of fun and games and a lucky dip for the children.

Bring your own picnic basket, a blanket and lots of flowers and greenery for the maypole.

Pub evening

We send out invites now and again – keep an eye on Eventbrite!

We usually meet at The Occidental (6/8 Vulcan Lane, Auckland City, Auckland 1010) as it is in town, has good beer and lots of seating.

Hotdogs in the park

We usually meet in a park with BBQ spaces, Cornwall has worked well previously. Bring a picknick basket, something to BBQ, something to sit on and a good attitude.

Outside games, such as Kubb, are always appreciated!

Events organised by others:

Scandinavian Christmasmarket

Organised by the Danish Society in November at their house at 6 Rockridge Avenue, Penrose, Auckland 1061.

Lots of Scandinavian Christmas decorations, Christmas food and great atmosphere!