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Swedish Yuletide 2018

  Swedish Yuletide December 8, 2018 – save the date! Join us at the SWEA Fair and Holiday Celebration and be a part of the largest Scandinavian event in New England   Date and Hours Saturday December 8, 2018 The doors open at 10 am and close at 4 pm   Location Cyclorama – Boston Center […]

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SWEA besökte Harvards Glasmuseum

Vi var fem medlemmar som den 19 september besökte Harvards Glasmuseum och även tog en snabbtitt på Peabody museet som ligger aldeles bredvid.

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Besöksgruppen

Välkommen att vara med i besöksgruppen! För de som vill göra en god gärning. Vi besöker de äldre på Scandinavian Living Center den tredje onsdagen varje månad (på morgonen). Besöken är mycket uppskattade och har pågått i över 20 år. Om någon fyller jämt, så firas det med blommor och tårta. Nya ansikten är alltid […]

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Anslagstavlan

Här hittar du information och tips från SWEA samt annonser från våra medlemmar. Om du vill ha något på anslagstavlan maila webmaster(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)sweaboston.org  

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Bokklubben

Välkommen till bokklubben! Ni vet väl att vi har en bokgrupp i SWEA Boston, och vad bättre i dessa sommartider än lite bokinspiration? Kanske njuter du redan av semester, eller räknar dagarna tills det är dags. Vår bokgrupp har valt ut tre böcker som de läser i sommar: *The Moon Is Down av John Steinbeck […]

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  • December 13th is the day that Swedes and others all over the world honor the legend of Saint Lucia.  In the Julian calendar this marked the winter solstice, the longest night of the year that falls on December 21st in the modern, Gregorian calendar.

Lucia, the Queen of Light, wears a white dress with a red sash and a crown of candles on her head. She leads a procession called “Luciatåg” where she is accompanied by several young attendants, also dressed in white with candles in their hands. Lucia is celebrated as a festival of lights with the singing processions, saffron buns, gingerbread cookies and glögg. But most importantly, they bring light amid the long and dark winter. 
To many, the highlight of Swedish Yuletide is the traditional Lucia procession. The children of Svenska Skolan (the Swedish School of Boston) will participate together with Swedish students and au pairs.

The Lucia procession takes place at 11.30 am and 2 pm at Swedish Yuletide, Cyclorama - Boston Center for the Arts, on December 8. 📸: @a_connolly 
#sweaboston  #sweainternational  #boston  #southend  #backbay  #fenway  #massachussetts  #newengland  #holidaycelebration #christmasfair  #christmas #lucia  #swedishtraditions #swedishchristmastraditions  #svenskarivärlden  #swedesinboston #swedesinusa #svenskariusa #thisissweden  #svenskt
  • This week, SWEA Professional had an event at Infinity Pharmaceuticals where our member Marie-Louise works. She talked about their work in cancer research and treatment within immunotherapy. It was very interesting, and thank you @fjallskog for having us! Ps. we also ate some delicious food (swipe for photo). 📊💊👍
#sweaboston #sweaprofessional #sweainternational #boston #research #cambridge #swedesinboston #swedish
  • This year, we have so many wonderful vendors, you are bound to find some great holiday presents! More than 20 different vendors will sell things like food, sheep skin, crafts, jewelry, art, skin care, sweets and so much more. Two of our vendors this year are @ittikid who are creating colourful and practical clothes for the littles ones. As well as @nordicgnomes who's little "tomtar" are perfect to make your house feel extra Scandinavian and cozy.
Hope to see you at December 8th - doors will open at 10am.
#sweaboston #sweayuletide #vendors
  • It's #SwedishWordsWednesday and time for O as in Ostkaka – which means cheesecake. However, the Swedish ostkaka has nothing in common with cheesecake, the layered cake, from other parts of the world. Today is also the ostkaka day in Sweden, which gives us more reason to highlight this deliciousness ➡️ Ostkaka is a Swedish dessert that is served lukewarm with jam and whipped cream. It is traditionally made by adding rennet to milk and letting the casein coagulate. Cream, sugar, eggs, almonds and bitter almonds are added and then baked in the oven. This giving ostkaka its delicious firm consistency, creamy taste with a hint of almonds.
Småland, in the south of Sweden, is famous for the ostkaka where every family had its own recipe. The dessert is still a must at festivals and weddings. Traditionally, the Småland variety is cooked in a large copper pot. This gives rise to a tradition of allowing guests, the priest or the most prominent guest to start of course, taking their portions from the centre of the ostkaka. Thus, avoiding any traces of copper that may have leached into the ostkaka where it is in contact with the pot.
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#sweaboston #boston #swedesinboston #massachusetts #newengland #sweden #swedish #swedishculture #swedishlanguage #language #ostkaka #ostkakansdag #food #foodie #igfood #bake #dessert
  • Only 1 month left until Swedish Yuletide 2018. Hope to see you on December 8 at Cyclorama where you can purchase Swedish candy and other delights. Are you longing for some Marabou chocolate? We sure are! 🍫🇸🇪😍 (📸: @a_connolly) #sweaboston #swedishyuletide
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#sweainternational #boston #massachussetts #newengland #iheartboston #sweden #swedish #swedesinusa #svenskarivärlden #swedesinboston #svenskariusa #svenskariboston #visitboston #visitsweden #christmasfair #holidaycelebration #christmas #swedishtraditions #chocolate #marabou #julmarknad
  • Ikväll är det äntligen dags för årets Lakritsfest här i Boston. Vilket fredagsmys det kommer bli 🤤 Vi kommer inte bara äta sött utan även lite mer matigare saker smaksatt med lakrits.  Denna stora godislådan är levererad av @stylebymad från @sweanorthcarolina - tusen tack! Tänk vad fantastiskt när vi Sweor kan hjälpa varandra. En fin påminnelse om vår härliga gemenskap i SWEA-världen. Trevlig helg allihopa! 💙💛
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Licorice + Friday =🤤❤ Tonight, we have our yearly SWEA Boston licorice party with a lot of sweets (of course) but also food flavored with licorice. Have a great weekend everyone! 💙💛
#sweaboston #sweainternational #swedesinboston #thisissweden #boston #licorice #lakrits #lakritsfest #marabou #saltlakrits #swedish #swedishculture #swedesabroad #expatlife
  • Ta-dah! Idag är det kladdkakans dag och vår medlem Maria har bakat denna fina inför kvällens styrelsemöte. Lyckliga är vi som ska dit! Äter du någon kladdkaka idag?
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Today is the day of the "kladdkaka" - a Swedish take on the mud cake or brownies, but of course much better 😉 It's a delicious rich chocolate cake which is super easy to bake and can be found in most Swedish cafés. It's the ultimate fika! One of our members baked this one for our board meeting tonight - lucky us! 😍👌
#sweaboston #boston #kladdkaka #kladdkakansdag #delicious #pastry #chocolatecake #swedish #bake #sweets #chocolate #tradition #food
  • It's #SwedishWordsWednesday and time for N as in Näcken - which means the neck or the water spirit ➡ a creature in the Scandinavian folklore who played enchanted songs on the violin, luring people to drown in lakes or streams. The enthralling music of the neck was most dangerous to women and children, especially pregnant women and unbaptized children. However, there are also many stories indicating that näcken was entirely harmless to his audience, attracted by his sweet songs. He was thought to be most active during Midsummer’s night, on Christmas Eve, and on Thursdays.
Näcken is said to be able to change its physical forms or shape. Perhaps he did not have any true shape. He could show himself as a man playing the violin in brooks and waterfalls, today often imagined as fair and naked. In folklore, however, he was more frequently described as wearing sort of elegant clothing. He could also appear to be various floating objects, or an animal, most commonly in the form of a "brook horse". The white beautiful horse coming up from the water to trick people to ride on its back into the river where it would then drown the rider.
In Sweden, water lilies are called näckrosor, neck roses. A tale from the forest of Tiveden relates that a father promised his daughter to näcken who offered him great hauls of fish in a time of need. She refused and stabbed herself to death, staining the water lilies red from that time on. 💙💛
#sweaboston #Boston #sweden #swedish #swedishculture #swedishlanguage #näcken #folklore #nordic #language
  • Idag är det alla helgons dag i Sverige. En dag att tända ljus och minnas nära och kära🕯 ❤
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In Sweden All Saints' Day falls every year on a Saturday between October 31 and November 6. On this day candles are lit in cemeteries around the country in memory of loved ones and relatives who have passed away.
Credits: Cecilia Larsson Lantz/Imagebank.sweden.se
#sweaboston #Boston #thisissweden #sweden #swedishculture #visitsweden #travel #swedesinboston #swedish #allsaintsday #allahelgona
  • Great news - the Danish-Swedish  film Becoming Astrid (Unga Astrid) opens in Boston on November 30 at the Landmark Kendall Square Cinema. Becoming Astrid, the poignant true story of Swedish icon Astrid Lindgren (author of the Pippi Longstocking books) in her teenage years as she struggles with being a young, unwed mother. You do not wanna miss this! 💙💛
➡️Get tickets: http://gwi.io/jv1dbo
#sweaboston #boston #swedesinboston #boston #Cambridge #swedish #swedishculture #astridlindgren #ungaastrid #becomingastrid #bostonevents #movie #film #cinema
  • It's been a while but we're back with #SwedishWordsWednesday and it's time for M as in Midnattssol – which means midnight sun 🌄 ➡ In the most northern part in Sweden, above the polar circle, the sun never sets during the summer. This is a great time to visit as you can be active all day long. When you do want to go to sleep you better have a room with dark curtains! Considering the axial tilt of the Earth, the sun does not set at high latitudes in local summer.  The extreme sites are the poles, where the sun can be continuously visible for half the year. The North Pole has midnight sun for 6 months from late March to late September. The opposite phenomenon, polar night, occurs in winter when the sun stays below the horizon throughout the day.
Sweden located on the northern hemisphere has short summer nights all along the country. However, they get shorter and shorter further north you go. During the summer it is vital for the Swedish people to get lots of daylight and have outdoor activities, maybe to save for the darker period when the days are shorter. The Swedes are number four in Europe in consuming antidepressants. (The Icelanders are number one.) The reason for this could be the dark long winters. Medical advice, not only for kids but even for Swedish adults is to eat vitamin D during the winter. No wonder we long and love to celebrate midsummer when the sun is at its peak and beaming almost all day long. ☀️
Photo credits: Asaf Kliger/imagebank.sweden.se  #sweaboston #boston
#swedish #swedishculture #swedishlanguage #language #words #educate
  • Happy Halloween! Wishing you all a spooky day! If you feel you need to make it even more spookier - watch the Swedish movie "Let the Right One In" from 2008 for a guaranteed scare. 🧟‍♀️👀🎃 •
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