Swedish immigrants coming to Texas!
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“Swedes are a painfully shy people. We’re taught very early not to stand out from the crowd or risk making anyone uncomfortable.”
- Åke Daun, Stockholm University
“It is this land…that Swedes talk about when they say they love their country. Rather than history, it is geography that unifies the Swedes, and silence that keeps them apart.”
- Don Belt, National Geographic
Swedish people celebrate most of the holidays we celebrate like Christmas and Halloween. There are only a few differences from our version to their version. One of the Swedish holidays I like is Pancake Day because you get to make and eat pancakes. Swedish influence still exists today on June 24th which is Swedish Pioneer Day. Swedish Pioneer Day is a day to celebrate the longest day of the year in Sweden with music, speakers, and eating. The Swedish culture also influenced Texas because there is a town in Texas called New Sweden. The town is located near Round Rock and Austin in Travis County. One impact the Swedish had on Texas is the establishing two Lutheran colleges. Trinity Lutheran College in Round Rock and Texas Wesleyan College in Austin. The Swedish Culture is interesting because it has many differences from other cultures.