Getting Social: Our Most Buzz-Worthy Stories Of 2017

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Getting Social: Our Most Buzz-Worthy Stories Of 2017

Thank you for another amazing and engaging year celebrating Swedish-American culture.

We’ve shared our staff’s favorite stories of 2017, our most popular stories (according to our readers) and what our plans are for 2018.

In this post, we’re sharing the stories most talked about on social media.

Here’s what our readers had to say about Swedish-American happenings, businesses and topics on our Facebook page.

Swe-Dishes: Swedish Pepparkakor

Who doesn’t love a good holiday cookie? Especially these crunchy, sweet and spicy little treats. Yes, a pain to make, but well worth it. Even cookie monster (and all of you) seem to think so.

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The Great Swedish-American Journey: An Umgås-Approved Trip Across the U.S.A.

We’ve featured breweries, wineries, restaurants, bakeries and other Swedish shops across the United States. This roundup highlights a few of our favorite places to stop when traveling across the country. Some of you were happily surprised to learn about these Swedish stops, others couldn’t wait to tell their friends and several fans made sure we didn’t leave anyone out. Here’s to The Great Swedish-American Journey 2.0!

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In the News: Tom Hanks to produce and star in ‘A Man Called Ove’

On Fridays, we post “In the News,” a roundup of five Swedish things in the news each week. When we shared that an American adaptation of the Swedish movie “A Man Called Ove” was in the works, some were not very thrilled. Others were curious and exited to hear. Nonetheless it did strike up some great conversation.

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Long live the Gävle Goat

A 42-foot straw goat and an unlucky Christmas tradition. Each holiday season in Gävle, Sweden, the town works hard to create a giant goat made of straw. But most years the goat is burned to the ground by vandals. Luckily, this year’s goat still stands strong and tall, much better than last year’s goat that was burned in less than a day. Long live the Gävle Goat!

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Am I Secretly Swedish? Eight reasons you might be

We’d like to think everyone is secretly a little Swedish. Looks like you all agree with No. 5: You can eat salty licorice without gagging.

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