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Celebrate Pride with Swedish Queer Vocabulary Posted by on Jun 18, 2021

June is recognized as Pride Month all around the world. With Sweden’s long progressive stance on gay rights, it’s no surprise that Swedes host more Pride celebrations per capita than any country in the world. From rainbow-painted park benches and crosswalks in cities like Malmö and Göteborg to the Stockholm Pride parade drawing half a…

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58 Swedes Sommarpratar for Iconic Radio Show Posted by on Jun 11, 2021

At one o’clock in the afternoon, when summer temperatures are at their highest, sun-loving Swedes take a respite and adjust the dial to Sommar i P1. Today, Sveriges radio announced the 58 Swedes who will narrate personal stories, reflections, dreams, and critiques with audiences this summer. Comedians, actors, composers, CEOs, songwriters, even an astronaut, and…

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7 Swedish Summer Tunes Posted by on Jun 4, 2021

Sveriges nationaldag (Sweden’s National Day) is this weekend.  A sea of blue and yellow flags, and a chorus of Du gamla, du fria will ring out on June 6, live from the National Day celebration in Stockholm. But for me, nationaldagen is my cue that summer is in full swing. There’s something about the first…

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Rhubarb: A Northern Climate Favorite Posted by on May 28, 2021

Is it a weed? Is it a delectable garden treat? One thing is for sure, rhubarb is a classic Swedish ingredient. It’s a plentiful perennial here in Minnesota, too. As a kid, I would head out to the garden with a bowl of sugar, hack off a stalk or two of this sweet and sour…

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Swedish Verb Roulette Featuring “201 Swedish Verbs” Posted by on May 21, 2021

“There’s this super amazing book… I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, but it’s called ‘201 Swedish Verbs’ and it’s really great!” Numerous times have these left the peppy lips of my Swedish students. And if you’ve done any searching for Swedish reference material, you’ve most definitely seen this title – many of you…

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8% of Swedes Celebrate Religious Festival Eid Posted by on May 14, 2021

Over 800,000 Swedish Muslims are celebrating the end of the fasting month Ramadan with the religious celebration Eid al-Fitr. Although Covid-protocols have put a damper on celebrations this year, we’ll honor Eid with this post and learn why it’s one of the most important happenings for over 8% of the Swedish population, and Muslims globally…

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Musikblogg: Swedish – Icelandic Collabo for Oscars Posted by on May 6, 2021

Whales, commercial fishing, northern lights, and a parody film based on the Eurovision song contest. All of these things are connected to the small town of Húsavík in northern Iceland, but the latter is garnering some extra attention after last week’s Oscars. Swedish pop goddess Molly Sandén performed the song “Húsavík (My Hometown),” nominated for…

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