Allemansraetten - Everyman's right
 There are certain things that are so Swedish, they could be symbols for the country. And now another is being shared with all of us. #freedomtoroam  
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Don't miss these local events
July is relatively quiet in Sweden as well as Swedish America, but there are certainly a few things going on! If you’re traveling to or living on the East Coast or in the Midwest, here are a few events you might want to add to your calendar: 
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San Francisco Swedish landmark plaque unveiled
 Recognizing the historic status of the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco. 
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A Swedish icon returns to Chicago
The historic blue and yellow water tower is making a comeback. 
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Introducing a Swedish Honorary Consul
The Cleveland Ohio based Swedish Cultural Society introduces the area's new consul over 'fika'  
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Summer travel itinerary: Gotland
The Swedish island qualified for a second place in Lonely Planet's list of places in Europe that are worth a visit. 
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The Swedish war bride's dress
A unique parachute wedding dress has once again crossed the Atlantic and is exhibited at a museum in Halmstad. 
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Sweden joins JET   Sweden joins the Joint Expeditionary Force (JET) led by Britain. Joining Denmark, Estonia, Latvia,... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »

War games in Sweden
 Aurora 17 is the largest military exercise in Sweden since 1993.  
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Give peace a chance?   Throughout the decades, Sweden was seen as a country that supported and approved the... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »

Scandinavian culture grants from ASF
 New York based American Scandinavian Foundation supports folk arts and traditional Scandinavian cultures in the Upper Midwest. 
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SAPL's 123rd midsummer: distinctive and successful
The tradition of the oldest Swedish midsummer festival in the U.S. continues. 
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Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria opens up about anxiety
As she prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday, Crown Princess Victoria reflected publicly on her struggles with performance anxiety. 
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Volvo makes all cars electric in 2019
 As of 2019, all new Volvos will be equipped with an electric engine. 
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IKEA 44 in the U.S.
Furniture chain IKEA has come a long way since we covered its first store in Plymouth Meeting just outside Philadelphia in 1985.  
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'Prao,' earlier known as 'Pryo' returns  Swedish government wants to re-introduce internships: Internships, or “prao”, were once part of the... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »

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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Watch where you park in Stockholm
Driving and parking in Sweden's capital can be a bit of a challenge depending on where you're going. 
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Sweden's best beaches
 A west coast beach shares first place with Boda Sand's beach on Oland in a recent SIFO survey. 
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The world's best rainy city
Not yet but on its way and with a clear goal: Gothenburg on Sweden's west coast. 
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Midsummer in America 2017!
Midsommar, Midsummer. No matter how we spell it, we love this special weekend. Check our listing for your local event and mark your calendar!  
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Changing of the guard at Crown Bakery
Jen LaPointe, a long time coworker at Crown Bakery and Café and her husband Ed will continue the successful bakery, which has been a fixture in Worcester, Mass. since the early 1960s. 
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Swedish News
Bring on the bats. Trash talk. Skanska says rules restrict building. Visas stolen from embassy. Child brides and honor-related oppression. 
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Sweden is 'heaven for cloud computing'
Business Sweden reports on Amazon's latest investment in cloud services in the Stockholm area. 
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Swedish artists at Sofiero  An exhibit featuring Swedish artists opened on May 20 at Sofiero Castle in beautiful... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Swedish coastline gets cleaned up
The western landscape dominated by over 3,000 islands and 5,000 skerries is increasingly fouled by washed up garbage. 
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The Swedish-American of the Year 2017   International Swedish diplomat, former UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ambassador Jan Eliasson recognized. Every year since 1960... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Search for anything Nordic or Swedish
Nordstjernan's apps facilitate the search for Nordic suppliers, products and services or events in the United States. 
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