Culture of Sweden By: Victoria Rideout

Social Organization

The social aspect of Sweden

The economy of Sweden is very diverse, it is home to many transnational companies that do international foreign trades. Due to public funding for schooling it has opened more opportunities for Swedish people to obtain jobs. The distribution of incoming is pretty equal in industrialization.

Customs and traditions

Cultures and traditions of Sweden

All traditions in Sweden depend on seasons, their food and events all correspond with their seasons. Many of Sweden’s traditions are linked to the farming year. It all relies on the spring tillage, the hunting and fishing season or to harvest time. Many traditions are celebrated indoors with families.


Cultures of Sweden

Religious places such as churches have low attendance, except for on occasional holidays. Many Swedish people who attend church often classified themselves as Christian in their own way. They considered it disgraceful to flaunt their religion publicly.


Language of Sweden

Most people in Sweden speak Swedish as their first language and English as their second language. "Swedish is a north Germanic language related to Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, and Faeroese; it has incorporated elements of German, French, English, and Finnish." (Brian C. W. Palmer)

Arts and Literature

Arts and literature of Sweden

"The common elements of the national literature include a brooding seriousness about social and existential questions, an appreciation of nature, and an avoidance of psychoanalytic speculation." (Brian C. W. Palmer). Many artists are independent and their support is shown through public or partially public institutions. "The country's most famous sculptor was Carl Milles, who produced gravity-defying forms. Celebrated performers include the soprano Jenny Lind, the film and theater director Ingmar Bergman, and the pop musicians ABBA. The country seldom produces superstars with astronomical incomes." (Brian C. W. Palmer)

Form of Government

Forms of Government in Sweden

The labor movements in Sweden have organized more than 80 percent of all the nation's workers. "Sweden is a parliamentary democracy with a ceremonial monarch. Four constitutional laws define the form of government and guarantee freedom of the press and of expression as well as open access to public documents." (Brian C. W. Palmer)

Economic systems

Economic status of Sweden

Sweden's economy is strongly based on the exports of trades. Its main focuses are "timber, hydropower, and iron ore are the nation's chief resources, while motor vehicles, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, industrial machines, precision equipment, chemical goods, home goods and appliances, forestry, iron, and steel are its chief manufactured goods." (Economy Watch) Sweden's economy is very highly based on the the industrial and agricultural cultural economies.


Created with images by Jesus Del Toro - "helsingormini" • aljuarez - "Stockholm, Sweden" • Håkan Dahlström - "Flag countryside" • MartinStr - "northern lights sweden lapland" • mammela - "barken viking small boom gota river" • Northfielder - "Harbor at Gothenburg Sweeden" • tomaszd - "IMG_5245.jpg" • Lex Kravetski - "Stockholm, Sweden"

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