Early summer in Sweden
 The recent summery weather is expected to continue throughout Sweden. 
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Sweden wins again
No, Sweden wasn't playing itself! Sweden was playing Switzerland – and won – to retain the world ice hockey title. 
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Sveriges Nationaldagsfirande 2018
 While the U.S. celebrates Sweden's National Day on a weekend close to June 6, Swedes celebrate the nation's National Day on June 6 itself, the date Gustav Vasa was elected king (in 1523) which laid the foundation of Sweden as an independent state.  
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A few special events
There are a few things going on around Scandinavia America as behind-the-scenes plans are made for next month's National Day and Midsummer. 
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It's spring in Sweden
Kungahuset posted 'en varhalsning fran Haga' including photos of Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar in the park near their home.  
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The Oskar Stenmark Trio tours
 This is the first time the Swedish musician performs on the West Coast. In My Grandmother's Footsteps is a collection of polskas, waltzes and folk songs mixed with a contemporary expression and sounds from New York. 
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IKEA U.S. No. 48 opens in Wisconsin
Another midwest state is home to the newest Ikea, opening to the public this week.  
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The Nordic Museum in Seattle is open
Scandinavians across the Pacific Northwest and the nation celebrated as the new Nordic Museum officially opened its doors over the weekend of May 4-6.  
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Soon ... Midsummer
it feels like that after an unusually cold spring in the Northeast. Do you already have plans? 
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Swedish Embassy celebrates Bergman100
 Linda Zachrison nurtures the cultural context. 
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Used by …
Would you buy John Grisham's jacket or some of Jay-Z's old jewelry?  
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IKEA might be back in town
After many years on the outskirts of towns IKEA might be venturing into our inner cities with smaller stores. 
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Capri designs in Stockholm
 An exhibition at Svenskt Tenn, Stockholm inspired by graphic patterns formed by the Gulf of Naples and the dramatic cliffs of Capri.  
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The Swedish Vessla
Move over Elon Musk - a Swede has developed a stylish electric scooter that saves the world from fossil fuels. 
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Explicit consent required  In the new proposal sexual consent is identified as the obvious: it must be... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Who wants to be a millionaire?  One in five Swedes considers himself a millionaire. There are just over 300,000 Swedes with... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »

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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Travel news
The recent list of best hotels in Sweden offered a few surprises and new names. 
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Our favorite crisp bread
Knaeckebroed - with two umlauts and sounding just the way it tastes is the most Swedish of all breads. 
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Big wine on a small scale
 A meeting with a private Oregon winemaker who produces about 100 cases of excellent wine for private consumption every year. (Oregon is the number four producer of wine in the U.S.) 
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Bernadotte 200 years
The Swedish royal family holds a powerful and peaceful distinction that no other European royal family can claim.  
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How safe is Sweden?
We consulted a couple of organizations that specialize in finding out. 
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Food deliveries into your fridge   The smart lock company Glue, and food delivery company Mathem in Stockholm, have initiated... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
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