Swedish (Svenska)

Swedish is related with German and English and very close to Norwegian and Danish. Swedes, Norwegians and Danes normally understand each other. Swedes under the age of 60 normally has English as a second language and has studied English for several years in school. Artwork / Cue Yourself Gökotta Swedish has a word for 'getting …

Swedish Lapland

Photo: Nutti Sami Siida By Anders Karrstedt (@anderskarr ) The word Lapland gives you an idea what it’s all about. It means ‘Land of the Sámi (Lappish) people.’ What most people today consider to be the last wilderness of Europe is also a distinguished cultural landscape inhabited by Sámi people for thousands of years. Here …

Sweden

Photo: Swedish National Heritage Board, Ships in Stockholm harbour Sweden borders Norway to the west and Finland to the northeast and it is connected to Denmark by a bridge in the south. Midsummer Eve – Midsommar – is celebrated between June 20th-25th. Cities and towns Stockholm Kiruna Jokkmokk Celebrations Sveriges Nationaldag (National Day of Sweden) …

Sweden Links

Sweden Flag Links related to Sweden presented in somewhat random fashion Language Swedish (Svenska) 2018 Wildfires https://www.thelocal.se/20180807/opinion-swedens-stretched-firefighters-need-more-support 2018_Sweden_wildfires Elections https://www.politico.eu/article/sweden-election-2018-the-essential-guide https://www.politico.eu/article/the-cost-of-swedens-silent-consensus-culture https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-europe-45461686 Västra Götaland Västra Götaland County – Wikipedia New: Simon Stalenhag http://www.simonstalenhag.se Amazon Orders Sci-Fi Series ‘Tales From the Loop’ https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/bj43m5/exploring-the-uncanny-sci-fi-dystopias-of-simon-staalenhag Headlines https://www.thelocal.se/20181010/failures-and-cannibals-seven-museums-off-the-beaten-track https://www.fastcompany.com/3063204/these-swedish-bike-apartments-are-designed-for-life-without-cars Marknadsdags: “Här i Jukkasjärvi siktar vi högt” (Market Day: “Here …

Jokkmokk

2019 Program Cover Sweden – The name Jokkmokk is Sámi for the words “river” and “bend”, since the town is situated close to a bend in the nearby river. Jokkmokk is known for its Sámi market held the first weekend every February. This market has been held for more than 400 years. Jokkmokk, just north …

Kiruna

Photo: Arild, 2017 Kiruna (Northern Sámi: Giron, Finnish: Kiiruna) is the northernmost town in Sweden, situated in the province of Lapland. News Kuriren.nu Elsewhere on the Web Why Sweden is relocating an entire town – BBC Marknadsdags: “Här i Jukkasjärvi siktar vi högt” (Market Day: “Here in Jukkasjarvi We aim high”) Stunning memory park for …

Scandinavia

Photo Scandinavia is a historical and cultural-linguistic region in Northern Europe characterized by a common ethno-cultural Germanic heritage and related languages that includes the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Wikipedia: Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural and linguistic ties. The majority national languages of the region, and their …

What happened in Sweden last night?

Photo: Saamiblog, Sørsame med reinsdyr og slede. Southern Sami with reindeer and sledge Translating: What happened in Sweden last night? Afrikaans: Wat gebeur in Swede gisteraand? Chinese: 昨晚在瑞典发生了什么? Estonian: Mis juhtus Rootsis eile õhtul? French: Que s’est-il passé en Suède hier soir? German: Was geschah in der letzten Nacht in Schweden? Hawaiian: Ka mea hiki …

Sámi Markan Jukkasjarvi

Sweden – The Sámi Markan Jukkasjarvi highlights and recognizes the Sami culture and various topics related to life in Sápmi. The event is organized by Nutti Sami Siida (a winner of the ITBW award!) and is being held this weekend (Aug 19-21) in Jukkasjarvi. For details, consult the original program and Nutti’s Facebook page. Here are the descriptions …