Hej, jag heter Audrey Jag välkomnar dig när du tittar på mitt bildspel,
that means; Hello, my name is Audrey, I welcome you before you watch my slide show
The Swedish flag that is here now, was adopted on June 22, 1906. According to early modern legend, the 12th-century King Eric saw a golden cross in the sky as he landed in Finland during the First Swedish Crusade in 1157. Seeing this as a sign from God he adopted the golden cross against a blue background as his banner. The Nordic Cross design traditionally represents Christianity.
Sweden's flag was adopted on June 22, 1906, but its design is hundreds of years old (this version probably dates from 1521). The Swedish flag is blue with a golden-yellow Scandinavian cross. The colors are derived from the Swedish national arms and the design is from the Danish flag.
Fish are a major part of the Swedish diet, which shouldn't be too surprising, given that Sweden is home to one of the world's major archipelagos. But there's one Swedish fish dish that isn't likely to leave Swedish shores. Surstromming is a traditional dish that is essentially fermented herring that's been left to rot for several months in big barrels, before being tinned. The delicacy has been banned from several major airlines for its incredibly strong smell and the potential that the tins might actually explode in pressurized conditions. On the tin, it reads; Gosta Hannells Fish Slating Skagsudde. Gosta Hannells is a name, and Skagsudde is a Lighthouse in Örnsköldsvik. The most common way to consume surströmming is with tunnbröd (thin bread) which is a soft or crisp very thin bread commonly baked in the north of Sweden. The bread is consumed in Sweden all year. Usually a sandwich is made with surströmming, butter, potatoes, sour cream and diced onion. This is what usually is called a surströmmingsklämma. But every consumer have their own way of making it and things like cheese, dill, chives and tomatoes can be added.
The Church of Sweden (Svenska kyrkan) is the largest Christian church in Sweden. The church professes the Lutheran faith and is a member of the Porvoo Communion. Lutheran Christianity is officially the largest religion in Sweden, with 6.2 million Swedish citizens being members of the Church of Sweden.
Gustav Wickman’s Kiruna kyrka from 1912 has been voted Sweden’s most beloved building of all time. Due to extensive mining, it will be taken apart, moved and reconstructed in a new location along with the rest of the northern city of Kiruna in the forthcoming years. In 2001, Kiruna Church was voted the most popular pre-1950 building in Sweden, in a country-wide poll conducted by the Swedish Travelling Exhibitions, a government agency connected to the Ministry of Culture.It is considered to be "the Shrine of the Nomadic people
The Swedish currency is called krona, and 1 us dollar is equal to 9.36 krona.
The physical features of Sweden include a tilted plateau, mountains, eskers and moraines and rocky uplands. Sweden also contains many water features including rivers and lakes.
Recently, there has been a housing shortage in Sweden. Many houses are apartments to fit more people. House prices have nearly tripled in the last 15 years. An average family property cost around 4 million Swedish crowns ($623,000) in Stockholm and its suburbs in the third quarter. That was on a par with 383,000 pounds ($620,000) in Greater London, according to Britain's Centre for Economics and Business Research. The houses are well furnished because of IKEA
Sweden does not have their own dance, because Sweden has voted to keep a controversial law that bans unlicensed dancing in public and even includes illegally moving your feet to music. If they had there own dance, it would be illegal to do.
In Sweden, women traditionally wore skirts, aprons, stockings, hats and shoes, while men and boys wore trousers, shirts, long socks and shoes. Swedes refer to traditional styles of dress as folk dress and national costumes. Different styles of dress appeared for men and women, and distinguished social classes from one another. While modern Swedish people dress like most of the Western world, there are events that call for Swedish national folk dress. The colors represent the colors of the Swedish flag.