National Sweden Day

May 11, 2014 9:00 am

by Eric The Younger · 8 comments

The Consulate of Sweden in Atlanta and the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Georgia will together host an event in celebration of the National day of Sweden on Friday, June 6th. The event will be held at the beautiful, historical Magnolia Hall in Piedmont Park, Atlanta.

In 1916, June 6th officially became the Swedish Flag Day, but it wasn’t until year 1983 that the 6th of June became the official National Day of Sweden. In 2005, June 6th was recognized as an official public holiday, which makes it, by the Swedish parliament, the most recent established public holiday in Sweden.

The event is a great opportunity for the Swedish-American community to celebrate both Swedish heritage and the long historical bonds between Sweden and Georgia. Guests will get the opportunity to network with invited diplomats from the Atlanta Consular Corps, representatives from local and state government as well as the Atlanta business community.

The event is organized in cooperation with SWEA and Vasa Order Atlanta, two of the major Swedish cultural organizations in Atlanta. The evening will include a welcome speech by the Honorary Consul of Sweden, Mr. Mikael Norin, as well as the presence of other dignitaries.

In addition to networking the evening will offer catered food, refreshments and musical entertainment. More than 150 guests from the Swedish-American community are expected at the event. The Consulate of Sweden in Atlanta and The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Georgia are proud to announce that North Point Volvo is the official platinum sponsor of the event. Non-Members are $30 and RSVP is required.

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xdog May 11, 2014 at 10:27 am

I’ll bite. What are some of “the long historical bonds between Sweden and Georgia”?

Eric The Younger May 11, 2014 at 1:10 pm

I have no idea.

Harry May 11, 2014 at 10:28 am
Chris Huttman May 11, 2014 at 8:07 pm

This gets on Peach Pundit and not the AJC poll showing Michelle Nunn leading all Republicans and Jason Carter within striking distance of Nathan Deal?

Peach Pundit – say/speak/hear no evil about Georgia Republicans. If we wish that bad news about Republicans didn’t happen, maybe it never did!

Charlie May 11, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Dude, this was a press release we got mid-week, set to Sunday morning when there’s usually no traffic.

Your constant bitching about what’s “not” on Peach Pundit can be attributed directly back to the fact that when you had direct and unfiltered access to our front page, you chose not to use it.

Furthermore, you chose to avoid all contact and interaction with the rest of us here, “behind the wall”. You wouldn’t even respond to direct emails asking if you were still around/if I had your valid email, until finally giving a “not worth my time” sort of answer.

Now, for whatever reason, you’ve decided we matter again. In doing so, you expect us to dance when you want us to dance, on your schedule. You feel entitled to take debates off line so that I can parse 1,000 word emails in a private setting, when I don’t even have time to read public comments.

If you wish to hang around in the comments section, it’s time you get over yourself. Actively participate, or be gone. Your call. For now.

drjay May 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm

yeah, and he wouldn’t respond to my friend request either…

Mike Hassinger May 11, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Seriously, Chris, “It’s not on Peach Pundit” is pretty lame. The news you refer to is actually in reputable, authoritative, MARKET-DOMINATING news sources -and has been all weekend. We can’t really add to that conversation. But if you want to use this forum for that, maybe you should re-apply for the front page posting privileges you used to have.

Demonbeck May 12, 2014 at 8:42 am

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