Visas: For a stays of up to 90 days, you probably will not need a visa, but citizens of South Africa, Hong Kong residents with Chinese passports and residents of many African, Asian, South American and some Eastern European countries should check requirements. Public holidays: New Year’s Day; Epiphany; Good Friday; Easter Monday; Labour Day; Ascension; Whit Monday; Midsummer Eve and Day (June); Christmas Eve; Christmas; Boxing Day. Local dishes: Swedish food is largely based on fish, meat and potato. Unusual specialities include reindeer, elk meat and wild berries. The local spirit is akvavit and comes in many different flavours. Funny fact: All alcohol has to be bought in off-licences except for class A beers (less than 3%) which can be bought in supermarkets.