Swedish Lucia, the Queen of Light
 The Lucia celebration is something that Swedes themselves, and also the rest of the world consider as the most typical Swedish tradition. 
Lesser known about Lucia celebrations  In western Sweden it was also customary that the autumn work should be finished... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
'Lussekatter' the recipe and saffron from Gotland..
What would a Swedish Christmas – not to mention Lucia – be without saffron?  
Christmas in Swedish America 2018
Find a Swedish celebration near you through our comprehensive guide, covering all of Sweden in America. 

A kudos for volunteers
 Every volunteer, spending time and effort, is a piece of the puzzle that is Swedish America at Christmas. 
Biking to work in winter
The backside: Since 2008 cyclists are the largest group of severely injured in traffic in Sweden. 
Season of Light
The Season of Advent - almost as important as Lucia in Sweden is the season of Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas. 
It's not too late
to make someone's life Sweder this Christmas. Make your favorite relative, friend, neighbor or colleague happy. 

Swedish jazz in New York City
 Your opportunity to enjoy first-class Swedish jazz in one of Midtown's legendary clubs. 
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 »
Swedish News
The benefits of the candy tax. Swedes go to the source to use less tech. Modified committee to choose Nobel Prize in Literature. Sweden helps secure release of American. 
Arets Julklapp 2018
The year's Christmas gift 2018 reflects increasing concerns about climate and the environment and may just redefine regifting.  
Glad Första Advent - Happy First of Advent!
Second only to Sankta Lucia, after Christmas itself, is the time spent in preparation for this important holiday season - during what's known as Advent. 

Find your future in Stockholm
 In one of the best student cities in the world, Stockholm University offers education and research at the highest international level. 
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.  
Nordic online sales on the increase  In the Nordic region, online sales increased 11 percent over the same period last... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
30% European on Netflix  The European Parliament voted in favor of a proposal for new regulations that force... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Harvesting light  Swedish startup Epishine, founded in 2016, is working to produce cheap, scalable and climate-smart... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
What happens now?  Sweden is not without governance but positions remain locked among the blocs after the... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Our favorite crisp bread
Knaeckebroed - with two umlauts and sounding just the way it tastes is the most Swedish of all breads. 
Political turmoil in Sweden  Since the two competitors about the Prime Minister's post - Stefan Lofven and Ulf... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
The Wife
Filmed in Sweden, the new movie has its share of surprises.  
SACC-NY opens Gateway X Epicenter
As reported in our June issue, the Swedish American Chamber of commerce, NY offers new services beginning this fall. 

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.  
China to boycott Swedish goods?  A diplomatic predicament between China and Sweden has led to calls for a boycott... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
The Swedish election 2018
The mandate, which bounced between parties during the week, is after the final count distributed in the same way as after the preliminary results. 
There's no such thing as bad weather ...
Nature is a critical part of school and growing up for Scandinavians. Education occurs inside and out at the Scandinavian School. 

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. 

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.  
Weaving [literally] in progress
Time your trip right; the talented Hernmarck will be artist in residence, weaving at the museum three times per week. 
The first Sunday of Advent is just as important as Lucia in Sweden. Advent - the four weeks leading up to Christmas. 
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