The Swedish Newspaper of America

The Swedish Semla

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.'
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The lucky Swede.

One of the classic stories of rags to riches to rags is the career of the Swedish immigrant Erik Olof Lindblom.
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SWEDEN TODAY

Allemansrätten - 'Everyman’s right'

There are certain things that are so Swedish, they could be symbols for the country. Not just traditional ornaments like a midsommarstång or a Lucia krona...
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The lucky Swede.

One of the classic stories of rags to riches to rags is the career of the Swedish immigrant Erik Olof Lindblom.
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The Smorgasbord

A sold-out Cook & Eat event in Portland highlighted the traditional Swedish Smorgasbord, inspired by Swedish chef Tore Wretman.
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Sweden Today:

New law forces migrants underground / Sweden prepares humanitarian help in Mosul / Unusual birds flock to Sweden / Teacher crisis in Sweden finds a new solution / Flatbread Fair
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Global student collaboration takes flight

Cooperation between universities around the world has proven to be the key to ensure knowledge exchange between students and to conduct cutting-edge research in different fields.
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AWESOME and SWEDISH

Deep in the forest

The Holavedsleden trail between Tranås and Gränna runs in beautiful, hilly primeval forest. It’s the same idyllic landscape with bath-friendly lakes that inspired the great artist and illustrator John Bauer, the same forest in which thieves once lurked behind every other tree. Nordstjernan's Emil Sergel and Roger Borgelid instead encounter a magical tranquility in the deep forests of the Småland province.
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Allemansrätten - 'Everyman’s right'

There are certain things that are so Swedish, they could be symbols for the country. Not just traditional ornaments like a midsommarstång or a Lucia krona...
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Summer salad with salmon

Swedes love fish and what's not to love when it's combined with fresh, spicy ingredients?
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In search of new frontiers

"With the help of the James Webb telescope, we will be able to see parts of the universe and other things we have not been able to see before. And what we have already been able to see, we will be able to see better." - astronomer Jens Melinder at the Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University.
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Exploring engineering in Sweden

Last year, Nils Nordström, a driven student, embarked on an educational journey that bridged two continents, bringing him from the United States and the University of Minnesota to study materials engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.
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Swedes and citrus in the Sunshine State

They're a symbol of the Sunshine State. When you think oranges in the United States, you think Florida. You certainly don't think Sweden.
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We take the rough with the smooth, the ups with the downs ..

The first issues of our 149th year of consecutive publishing of Nordstjernan, have been published.
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Walkabout Tour of Stockholm I

.. walk in the city of my youth: Leif Rosqvist goes for a walk through his old neighborhoods in the heart of Stockholm.
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Building on tradition

From the Royal Family and their summer mansion on the island of Öland, to the apartment-dwelling Swede who spends summer evenings on the outskirts of town at a quaint little "shed" in his own miniature garden - the act of getting away from conventional residential surroundings is a passion built into the Swedish national mentality.
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Record number of people shop food online

Not surprisingly the online food trade has doubled in Sweden during the pandemic.
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Orienteering: It's all about finding your way

Orienteering is a sport that mirrors the Scandinavian spirit - a love of the outdoors, a rational approach to detail and a respect for healthy competition.
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Mountain Hiking in Sweden

- it’s for everybody not just for survivalists and hardcore connoisseurs.
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Hiking trails in Sweden

Some are 4 or 5 hours away by car, others accessible from any of the major cities by night train or an hour and a half by air.
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Food in the wintry north

Sami culinary traditions in Jokkmokk, kaffeost (coffee cheese) in Kangos and food served on ice in Jukkasjarvi.
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Learning (and teaching) Swedish

As we work on offering you more opportunities to practice your Swedish, we had the opportunity to hear from a teacher of Swedish in Sweden.
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Moving to Sweden

What is it like to actually move to Sweden? A recently relocated Californian about his first year in Stockholm.
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A Swedish Midsummer!

'Svensk Midsommar' - the traditions, the table and a selection of the most popular recipes.
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The box that changes the way we wash

This is how a small-scale innovation that started at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden got its founder into Forbes '30 under 30' list.
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The American Thanksgiving

Our 151st Thanksgiving in the U.S. For our readers outside the U.S., here’s a brief history of the American Thanksgiving:
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