Easter or Påsk, a Swedish tradition of traditions
 After Christmas and Midsummer, Easter is probably the most celebrated holiday of the year in Sweden. 
Preparing for Easter
The holy days before Easter have a unique history in Sweden. 
KD over 10 percent in recent poll  Support for the Christian Democrats continues to increase in Sweden. In a poll by... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Swedish condemnation of Sharia law  Brunei's introduction of strict Sharia law and the death penalty has met with strong... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Classic Easter recipes
These are Swedish classics, found on almost every seasonal menu. 

Shaping magnetism: Bjorn Kjellstrom and orienteering
 Outdoor Adventures, navigating the Nordic Way opens this weekend at the American Swedish Historical Museum 

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.  

IKEA opens in Manhattan
 The Upper East Side location will be one of 30 city-sized stores Ikea will develop around the world in the next three years. 
Sweden's 'High Coast'
The area included on the World Heritage list stretches over 60 miles along the Baltic. 
Visiting Stockholm this spring?
If you can, take time off to visit Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde not far from downtown. 
Artist making statements in DC
Don't miss 'Siri Berg: Statements' at The House of Sweden, now opened and running until May 12. 
The Baltic at Skansen
The open-air museum is set to open a wet new knowledge center on April 12: The Baltic Sea Science Center. 
See the Vikings Begin
Now in the Pacific Northwest and coming to Minneapolis in May. 
Suspected money laundering   Multi-billion amounts may have been laundered through Swedbank, according to an investigative reporting team... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
No help for ISIS Swedes  Donald Trump has urged European countries to take back their respective IS members captured... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Russian jet provocation  A Russian fighter jet flew just 70 feet (20 meters) from a Swedish signal... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
More foreign students   The number of international students at universities and colleges in Stockholm keeps rising and... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Raising the Swedish retirement age
Parties in Sweden have agreed on a proposal that will be sent to the Riksdag to increase the retirement age.  
Best burgers in Europe
The list of 50 Best Burgers in Europe from Big 7 readers. 
Sweden ranks high among Best Countries
Best in the world for women, raising children and green living. 
Building tall in Sweden
Today, there are not many skyscrapers in Sweden, but this may change within a few years.  
Lousiana Landscapes
A painter and woodcarver from Smaland in Sweden's south made New Orleans home. 

Stockholm City Hall
 A short walkabout at one of Stockholm's most famous buildings.  
Through Sweden by electric car  Sweden is long - close to 1,000 miles from top to bottom. Is it... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Slight increase on home prices  Prices for single-family homes rose two percent over the period August - October compared... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
IKEA express delivery  Ikea is testing to deliver e-commerce goods to smart cabinets from the start up... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Swedes are more connected than ever
The dividing line is no longer between those who use the internet and those who don't but between frequent and rare users.  

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.  

Travel in Sweden, top to bottom
 Whether you want your holiday to provide you with a rush of adrenaline, a bit of peace and quiet, an enriching cultural experience or a combination of the three, the old country might just be the ideal destination.  
Blue and yellow: the Swedish national costume
We wanted to offer a little history on nationella draekten, the national costume, and in our research we discovered there is more to the blue and yellow than meets the eye. 

Waffles for Our Lady
 Waffle Day is Monday. End of March brings out the urge for waffles in Swedes, a sweet tradition created through, well, a mispronunciation. 
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