When you visit Rowleys Bay Resort and Grandma’s Swedish Bakery, one thing you’ll notice is, of course, the Swedish flags.
Just like the American flag, the Swedish flag has a meaningful history. Estimated to have been in use in recognizable form since the mid-14th Century, it wasn’t actually officially approved until about 100 years ago.
The cross on the flag is a representation of a Christian cross. The color blue symbolizes truth, loyalty, and justice, and the yellow represents generosity.
Of course we can’t talk about Sweden without talking about Grandma’s Swedish Bakery and all the delicious stuff we sell!!
Who are some famous Swedes you may know?
A recent fav, climate activist Greta Thunberg
Late actresses Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman
Late musician Avicii
Late author Stieg Larsson
Inventor of the classic Coca-Cola bottle shape, Alexander Samuelsson
Actresses Alicia Vikander and Rebecca Fergusson
Acting family Stellan, Bill, Alexander, Gustaf, and Valter Skarsgård
Actors Michael Nyqvist and Dolph Lundgren
Director Ingmar Bergman
NHL stars Erik Karlsson, Henrik Zetterberg, Henrik Lundqvist, and Nicklas Lidstrom
Skype founder Niklas Zennström
Lars Magnus Ericsson of Sony Ericsson fame
Music masters ABBA, Ace of Base, Roxette, Robin, and Europe
Physicist, astronomer, and mathematician Anders Celcius
Alfred Nobel, businessman, chemist, engineer, inventor, and philanthropist (breathe) after whom the Nobel prize and element nobelium are named
IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad
And TONS more, including arts and entertainment stars, inventors, and of course, members of the monarchy.
Sorry, everyone, Arendelle is in Norway. (And Björk is from Iceland.)
Today’s BINGO phrase is SWEDISH FLAG. If you have that on your bingo card, write 4/3 over the top of it to mark it off (or X if you’re following along with a digital card).
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