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Grattis, studenter!

Published: May 25, 2018

Sjölunden graduates parade through camp

When it finally comes, graduation is greeted with celebrations that seem super-sized even in the States.

Happy Earth Day!

Published: April 22, 2018

Children holding a recycling bin

Sweden has long been a leader in environmental protection, founding the world’s first environmental protection agency in 1967 and hosting the first United Nations conference on the environment in 1972.

Glad Våffeldagen!

Published: March 25, 2018

Waffle

Annunciation Day in Swedish is vårfrudagen (Our Lady’s Day), which sounds a lot like våffeldagen. So, the Swedes decided to eat waffles on Annunciation Day. And why not?

The Northern Lights

Published: January 25, 2018

The breathtaking northern lights

The northern lights appear between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., and then again between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on clear, moonless nights between September and March in the northernmost parts of Sweden.

God Jul!

Published: December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Whether you celebrate Christmas like a Swede, like an American, or not at all, we hope you’re having a lovely holiday season!

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