In 2003-2007 I held a research fellowship in the cross-disciplinary subject Ritual Studies at Lund University, Sweden. My research field had up to then been in the anthropology of religion, mainly based on field work which documented and investigated the history and life worlds of Mi’kmaq, a First Nation people of Nova Scotia, Canada. Reserve life has created and is still generating a community feeling which is clearly observable in the form of traditions, the building up of personhood, and healing rituals. But studying these rituals made me consider what might be said about the Swedes in this field? What rites or ritualised practices are promoted and generate meaning in contemporary Sweden, a country with one of the highest living standards in the world?