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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


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!

Happy Birthday, Astrid Lindgren!

Published: November 14, 2017

Girl with Pippi Braids

Though champions of women’s rights look more frequently to Pippi than to Lindgren for inspiration, those who do study the author’s biography will find much to inspire them.

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