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  1. Sweden Cody Haag Pd. 11 Mr. Gallagher

  2. Swedish Flag • According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Swedish flag represent the following • Yellow - a symbol of generosity • Blue - vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice

  3. Country and Capital • Capital Stockholm

  4. Population • Population of Sweden 9,074,055 • Ranked 89th in the world as of 2010

  5. Life Expectancy • Life expectancy is 80 years of age. • Ranked 14th in the world.

  6. Religion • Evangelical-Lutheran is the Swedish religion as • Evangelical-Lutheran is protestant and its beliefs come from their founder Martin Luther. He wrote most of the beliefs and you can find them in the book of Concord.

  7. ELCA • This church confesses the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This church confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe • This church accepts the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of its proclamation, faith, and life. • This church accepts the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the faith of this church. • This church accepts the Unaltered Augsburg Confession as a true witness to the Gospel, acknowledging as one with it In faith and doctrine all churches that likewise accept the teachings of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession. • This church accepts the other confessional writings in the Book of Concord, namely, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles and the Treatise, the Small Catechism, the Large Catechism, and the Formula of Concord, as further valid interpretations of the faith of the Church. • This church confesses the Gospel, recorded in the Holy Scriptures and confessed in the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran confessional writings, as the power of God to create and sustain the Church for God's mission in the world.

  8. Language • The official language is Swedish • Hello = hej • How are you? = hurmår du? • Please = vänligen • Thank you = tack • Do you speak English? = Talar du engelska?

  9. Holiday • Eve of Epiphany • January 6, the Day of Epiphany • Epiphany is the Greek word that means appearance • The night preceding January 6 is the Eve of Epiphany. Most Christian faiths believe that it was upon this night over 2000 years ago that the Three Wise Men came to Bethlehem to look upon the infant Jesus • One belief on this holiday is not to lend anyone anything because it is believed they will never get it back

  10. Recipe • "HAM A LA CAJSA WARG"(Swedish Ham) • 7 to 9 lb. ham, slightly salted2 tsps. whole cloves2 tsps. marjoram2 tsps. allspice2 tsps. rosemary6 bay leaves • Ham which is to be roasted in an oven must not be too salty and should be placed in plenty of cold water for approximately 12 hours. • Remove the rind. Place the ham on a large piece of baking foil. Crush allspice, cloves, rosemary, marjoram and bay leaves in a mortar. Rub the spice mixture on all sides of the ham.  Wrap the foil around the ham to make a tight package. Insert a meat thermometer through the foil so that the tip reaches the thickest and meatiest part of the ham. Place the ham in baking pan and bake it in the oven at 350F. The ham is ready when the thermometer shows 170F. "Ham a la CajsaWarg" can be served hot or cold with boiled potatoes, mustard, red cabbage or other vegetables.

  11. Tourist Attraction • Some things to do while in Sweden is skiing, hockey, shopping, and seeing the natural beauty of Sweden • One tourist attraction in Sweden is SkoklosterSlott Castle

  12. Work cited • discoverer.prod.sirs.com/discoweb/disco/do/article?urn=urn%3Asirs%3AUS%3BARTICLE%3BART%3B00000 • flags-flags-flags.org • alltravelsweden.com/Sweden/Destination_Guides/Top_Attractions.htm • state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2880 • Google images