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West Swedish initiative for global talent attraction and management


How can West Sweden and Gothenburg become a better place for international professionals? A new project...

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20 things to know before moving to Sweden

A typical Swedish fika

As diverse as Sweden is, there are a few societal norms that are distinctly Swedish. Understanding...

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10 practical tips when you've moved to Sweden



Like any other country, Sweden comes with its own laws, tax regulations and social traditions. From...

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Business in Sweden – an expat’s view



Swedish business people consider themselves lagom – average, or just right. They’re...

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Working in Sweden: the path to working life in Sweden

<span>Volvo Cars, Gothenburg: the automotive industry is one of the top business sectors of Sweden. </span>

There are many reasons for coming to Sweden to work. The Swedish labour market is renowned for...

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Coping with culture shock


As immigrants and expats, many of us are familiar with the phrase "culture shock," and the various...

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Walpurgis Eve – and 1 May

A Valborg (Walpurgis) bonfire in Slottsskogen, Gothenburg 

The last day of April spells Walpurgis Eve, or Valborg, in Sweden. Spring is greeted with songs and...

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A Swedish Easter - GLAD PÅSK!



It's a celebration with Christian origins and Easter eggs (both painted and of the chocolate...

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March 25: Waffle Day



During January and February it's all about the Semlor, but in March, the Swedes move on to waffles...

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Irish and Iranian communities celebrate


Gothenburg’s Iranian community celebrates the Festival of Fire. At the same time, it’s...

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Making a relationship work after relocation


Part 2 of Göteborg Daily's series: A new life abroad. In this article Dr. Julie provides...

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Shrove Tuesday: day of the cream bun



February 17 is Fettisdagen (Shrove Tuesday), the biggest semla eating day of the year. You have...

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Celebrating the Swedish way: New Year's Eve



Swedes like to celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends. And in spite of freezing temperatures,...

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Celebrating the Swedish way: Christmas

Santa Claus

In Sweden, 24 December is the highlight of Christmas. Schoolchildren are on holiday, as well as...

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Happy Lucia!



With origins in both pagan and Christian traditions, the Swedish Lucia celebrations are one of the...

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Swedish Lucia for Dummies

    

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Gustav II Adolfsdagen - November 6



You've probably heard about Semledagen (day of the cream bun) and we hope you didn't miss...

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All Saints' Day

All Saints' Day at the cemetery Storkyrkogården in Stockholm.

This Saturday, November 1, is All Saints' Day in Sweden. Traditionally, a celebration of all...

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7 ways to build a social life in Sweden



You’ve landed in Sweden and taken care of all the paperwork. Next up is making some Swedish...

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Day of the cinnamon bun



We all know the Swedes love their "fika". But did you know there's even a day dedicated to...

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10 innovations you didn’t know were Swedish


From Anders Celsius’s thermometer in the 1700s to Skype in 2003, Sweden has long been a...

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Impress the locals - cooking crayfish the Swedish way


Throwing your own crayfish party? Here is a tasty but simple recipe.

Ingredients (4-6 people)

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Gothenburg's international grocery stores

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Looking for a taste of home or maybe something exotic? Gothenburg is peppered with international...

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A short guide to the Nobel Prize


More than one aspiring student will admit to dreaming of one day winning a Nobel Prize, widely...

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August - the crayfish month



The Swedes are big on traditions and like most people love an excuse for a party. So every August,...

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