Sweden By: Alaina Witter, Mia salvi, and Aubrey stallard

Architecture

Swedish architecture is very historical. People have found old Swedish palaces, castles, and churches. Malmo’s Turning Torso, made by Santiago Calatrava, is the world’s first twisting skyscraper and Scandinavia’s tallest tower, it is 190 meters high. Swedish architecture varies from historical, middle aged designs all the way to modern styles. Castles, cathedrals, and other Renaissance styled buildings can be commonly found.

Weather

Weather and Climate. Sweden enjoys a generally temparate climate, thanks to the Gulf Stream. Above the Arctic Circle, winter can be crisp and invigorating. In the south, winter is generally mild with an average of temperature above 0C/32F degrees, but temperatures can vary mainly in different parts of the country. This time of year the weather is very old and it snows and rains some days and is no snow other days.Today in Sweden the Weather is 1°which is low .

Food

The food In Sweden is Meatballs which is a blend of meats and spices .Some people also put raw eggs on their Swedish meatballs. Some people There is also brown sauce which is served with potatoes , meatballs and lingonberry jam. In Sweden they also serve Pea soup with chopped up pork and more spices .There is also Blodpudding which isn't really your average puddding it is black sausage made of pig blood..eww gross right! Semla is a cream filled pastry filled with cream eaten on Fat Tuesday. Rabarberpaj is a cake or pie with vanilla sauce and fresh fruits a really popular desert in Sweden.

Fun Fact: SWEDISH PEOPLE LOVE SALT AND BLACK LICOROCE

interesting facts

GEOGRAPHY

The biggest city and capitol of not only Sweden, but of Scandinavia is Stockholm. Stockholm is found on the coast of the countries third largest lake; Malaren. It also has amazing cultural museums, such as the Vasa Museum.

Sweden is the 55th largest country in the world, 4th largest country in Europe, and the largest country in Northern Europe. Sweden has 25 provinces. In the north of Sweden you may be able to see the Northern Lights. The official language of Sweden is Swedish.

The King of Sweden is Carl XVI Gustaf. The Prime Minister is Stephan Lofven. On January 1, 1995 Sweden joined the European Union, but they declined the Eurozone and NATO membership. On February 28, 1986, the prime minister of Sweden, Olof Palme was assassinated in Stockholm when he was walking home from the movie theater.

art

In Sweden, art is really popular. some art goes all the way back to 7000 BC, and they are still here today. They are called petroglyphs, and they are carvings in rock. Famous Swedish artists are: Johan Tobias Sergel ,Carl Milles, Anders Zorn, Carl Larsson and Carl Eldh. They are some of the most famous artists in Sweden. some Swedish artists

Carl Milles petroglyphs,

culture

Sweden didn't have slavery until the middle of the 14th century. In prehistoric Sweden, their practices were of like the Vikings. Swedes were divided into four estates; peasants, clergy, burghers, and nobles. also, swedes have a fun coffee-break-get-together known as Fika. At the Midsummer Festival, everyone wears bright colors such as Bright blue and yellow.

Holidays

In Sweden, they celebrate pretty much the same holidays as we do.

In Sweden they also celebrate St. Lucia Day on December 13th. St. Lucia was a martyr. In each Scandinavian town they pick their own St. Lucia. The St. Lucia Festival begins with a procession led by the St. Lucia. The St. Lucia wears a white robe, red belt, and lighted wreath on her head. She is followed by girls in white robes holding candles. This is really dangerous but

The Swedish also celebrate Midsummer Festival. Midsummer Eve is always the Friday between June 19th and June 25th. Many people begin this day by picking flowers and making crowns and wreaths out of them to place on the Maypole. On the way home from the festival girls and young women pick seven different kinds of flowers and put them under their pillows. At night they are supposed to see their future husbands in their dreams. Midsummer is a popular time of year for weddings and baptisms. St. Johns Day is another name for Midsummer Festival.

Music

Three of the world's leading songwriters, Jörgen Elofsson, Daniel Liljeroth and Max Martin, live in Sweden. They made mainly joyful songs in 1980 and 1990. For instruments, the clarinet, fiddle and nyckelharpa. Other famous songs and dances include the waltz, schottische, and the polka,

IB schools

In Sweden, there are about 34 IB schools. But in Stockholm there are only 2 IB schools. One of the IB schools in Sweden is called SSHL and they were one of the first IB schools in Sweden almost 30 years ago. It is also a boarding school. You can go to SSHL at as early as 7th grade.

sources

http://www.sshl.se/en/school-life/

https://sweden.se/collection/classic-swedish-food/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture_of_Sweden

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Sweden

https://spark.adobe.com/#design/page/69d67503-a4f0-4b8f-b3e3-c52343f8ccfc

Credits:

Created with images by aniasi - "sweden karlskrona bike" • paulius.malinovskis - "Sweden highest" • Miihaly - "Marstrand, Sweden" • A.Cahlenstein Photography - "Ancient viking waterway" • Tobias Lindman - "The church of Adolf Fredrik (HDR Vertorama)" • A.Cahlenstein Photography - "Teleborg castle" • Magnus Bråth - "Winter Street" • kajsahartig - "Och så den obligatoriska... Glad midsommar!" • danielchownet - "Swedish Semla #food" • chrissy polcino - "chili!" • Ari Helminen - "Ikea in Chiba" • dbking - ""Battle of New Orleans" by Ethel Magafan" • Robin Iversen - "Odin and Thor" • Swedish Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 - "DSC_6323" • Sultry/sulky/silly - "Celebrate! Even if I was a day late)!!" • seier+seier - "sigurd lewerentz, S:ta Gertruds and S:t Knuts kapell, 1935-1943"

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