In May 2010, the Swedish Consulate in Seattle hosted a week long celebration that brought Sweden to Seattle. Sweden Week emphasized the strong relationship between Sweden and Northwest.

Highlights included a visit by Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, and the Seattle Nobel Tribute, honoring our six local Nobel laureates.

The goal of Sweden Week was to showcase today’s Sweden and to recognize the many contributions that Swedish-Americans have made to Washington State’s history, culture, business, education, arts, and its people, and to honor the strong link between Seattle and Sweden.

Sweden Week commemorated the Centennial of Swedish Hospital and the University of Washinton’s Scandinavian Department and the six Nobel Laureates connected to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington.

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, the Swedish Ambassador to the United States, Jonas Hafström, and the US Ambassador to Sweden, Matthew Barzun, visited for the Sweden Week festivities. Many more prominent visitors from both the United States and Sweden was present.

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