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Old 12-30-2012, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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I visited Södertälje, Örebro and other suburbs they were all open on Sundays incl. retail stores.
Kista Centrum was open 10 to 9 on Sundays like rest of the week which is rare and surprised.
None of them are smaller cities by swedish standards.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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None of them are smaller cities by swedish standards.
They are not that big. All of them has less than 100 000 residents. There are no Sunday law in Sweden.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Sunday is traditional a day of rest and worship, that's why it's reduced hours on Sundays everywhere, also part of culture. Many people also go out on Saturday evening and need extra hours of sleep Sunday mornings, and some go to church.
I believe in god and all. But i really see no need for shops and services to close. They are needed and it is backward that this is still going on.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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I believe in god and all. But i really see no need for shops and services to close. They are needed and it is backward that this is still going on.
Sunday closing nowadays have more of a secular reason, even though they used to be for religious reasons originally, that's why the U.S. Supreme Court ruled them constitutional four times. It's about quality of life, day of rest.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:46 AM
 
Location: American Expat
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Weird. I thought Europe is less religious, so I would expect Sunday would be just like any other day.
People are lazy and/or that's just how they know it and nobody likes change.

Of course there are some stores here and there that are open. Gas stations or small convenient stores. There's not much going on on Sundays.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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They are not that big. All of them has less than 100 000 residents. There are no Sunday law in Sweden.
Still most stores are closed.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Stores are open on Sundays here, but close early. Even 24-hour stores close early on Sundays.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Small stories are often closed, especially specialized. Supermarkets and grocery shops work without days off. Markets are closed on Monday (today there was an exception ).
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