A Shrove Tuesday Tradition
Whether you call it "Fettisdag," Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday or Mardis Gras, if you're in Sweden (or anywhere in Scandinavia) you celebrate with a 'semla' or 'fettisdagsbulle' today. READ MORE »
Nordic Spirit Symposium
The year 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in Europe, and some scholars are already researching how this movement changed Christianity. READ MORE »
Social media age limit becomes law. Swedish Foreign Minister in housing scandal. Foreign Minister Wallström unwelcome to Israel. READ MORE »
When the American fly boys moved in WWII buffs and Swedophiles: Milwaukee has an event for you – on Saturday, Feb. 13 Swedish author and filmmaker Jan-Olof Nilsson will be in Greendale, WI to present his documentary, Lucky Strike: When the Americans Came to Our Village. READ MORE »
Not everyone can remain in Sweden After years of welcoming refugees through its open doors, Sweden is bursting with a population that may be bigger than its resources can sustain. Now the small Nordic country is making headlines in a new way. READ MORE »
Police and media cover up?
Swedish police are being criticized for covering up incidents of sexual harassment in which immigrants are implicated. READ MORE »
Post-November 2015 Paris For those who go to Paris, there's still much to see and experience from a Sweder point of view, but it deserves to be mentioned that the state of emergency imposed by President François Hollande on November 13, 2015 remains in effect. READ MORE »
The best country in the world to raise a family
Sweden ranks No. 1 in the world for its overall attention to everything that makes for a great place to raise happy, healthy children. READ MORE »
A New Consul General The U.S. and Sweden celebrate as the Consulate General of Sweden in New York re-opens with a fanfare for Leif Pagrotsky's first day in office. READ MORE »
A changing skyline in Stockholm. Sweden and the U.S. fight crime together. Swedish prosecutors delayed again. The Swedish police force requests expansion. READ MORE »
Crown Princess appointed global change advocate
It is both an honor and a pleasure for Sweden that Crown Princess Victoria has been chosen for this important role and that she has accepted, said Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
READ MORE »
A Guide to Swedish Paris
The relations between France and Sweden date back at least to the days when St. Ansgar left the monastery of Corbie near Amiens in northern France to convert the Swedes to Christianity. This deep history is apparent even today in Swedish influences all over the City of Light, the crossroads of the world.
READ MORE »Premium
That really long time between holidays Swedes have a name for that, too. READ MORE »
First papal visit since 1989
The Pope is coming to Sweden. On October 31, Pope Francis is making an historic visit to Lund, as the world prepares to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. READ MORE »
Falling in love with fika It's more than just a coffee break. READ MORE »
Swedish Crime Novels Today
Maj Sjöwall and Pär Wahlöö presented a true picture of their country and its people in their stories that critiqued the Swedish welfare state, highlighted the struggles of life and offered a vivid sense of place. READ MORE »
Swedish News: Free museum admission at 18 state museums. Swedish market is 411 years cold. The New York Times says to go to southern Sweden for best Nordic food in 2016. READ MORE »
Viking ship expedition to the U.S. Expedition America 2016 will recreate the historical route the Vikings explored. READ MORE »
To cope with a big migrant influx or the need to better handle possible terrorist threats the sharper border controls all over the EU may bring back European travel to post-WWII standards.
... READ MORE »
Church Chat with Pastor Staffan Eklund
Months before members of the House of Sweden in San Diego planned cultural activities... READ MORE »
Gothenburg, Sweden and Global
True to form an iconic brand rebounds: Volvo XC90 Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year. READ MORE »
Swedish Art Circa 1915
Rediscovering buried treasures from the World's Fair of 1915, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
In... READ MORE »Premium
The 'Swedish' Island in the Caribbean
Dreaming of sun, sand and beaches? Here's a story of what could have been Sweden's remote 26th 'province.' READ MORE »Premium
Remarkable Swedish art at 1915 Fair
Unless you learn about your past, personal or communal, you lose it. But if you can discover it and pass it on, then you can take pride in what your people accomplished. And that can inspire or encourage you to change the world in your time. READ MORE »Premium