“Practically no one in Sweden had the idea of volunteering for the Western Allied democracies against Hitler”, an influential columnist wrote in Sweden´s largest newspaper, Aftonbladet, in 2000. This claim was reinforced by books and TV documentaries. Unfortunately, considering the time it usually takes to change peoples perception of history, it might take years until the fact that many more Swedish citizens donned American uniforms, rather than German ones, becomes well known.
Finally Friday, the day we've all been waiting for! The end of the workweek and the start of the weekend, a day named after the Norse goddess of love, fertility, and beauty. She also...
The Scandinavians are known for their pastries and cakes. But did you know that the Norwegians claim to be the inventors of the best cake the world has ever seen? Called 'Verdens Beste Kake' (World's Best Cake) or for when they are feeling humble, Kvæfjordkake.
Perhaps even the most important day of the year to them. The 17th of May celebrations are so grand in Norway, that it's hard for neighboring countries, or even countries like the U.S., where plenty of Norwegians have immigrated, to miss the importance of this date, and the celebrations that follow.