June 71:30pm – 2:30pm
Language & Culture, Language Expansion Classes
June 76:30pm – 8:00pm
Gardening. You can learn more gardening related words by attending the new Gardening på svenska class at ASI on June 4th!
Kommer du till festen? Nej, jag har så mycket trädgårdsarbete att klara av! Are you coming to the party? No, I have too much gardening to finish!
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!— ASI Member
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI— CNN
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI
2600 Park Ave
Mark the shortest day and longest night of the year at ASI with ASI’s popular Winter Solstice Celebration. Since pagan days, solstice has traditionally meant the “year as reborn,” with ancient (and modern) Scandinavians fusing it into the longer “Jul” or Yule season. ASI celebrates this powerful seasonal juncture with fun, festivity, and performance.
The ASI Museum Store and Jul Shop will also be open for all of your last minute gift needs!
The Winter Solstice Celebration is presented by JE Dunn, with support from ASI’s members and donors. Minnesota artist activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Early Scandinavians celebrated the winter solstice as a means of worshiping the reawakening of nature and other supernatural beings in the winter sky. This time became known as a twelve-day “midwinter” holiday called Yule. In English, the word Yule is often used to describe the entire holiday season; but in modern Scandinavia, a cognate of Yule denotes Christmas (Christmas in Swedish is Jul).
The American Swedish Institute’s Winter Solstice Celebration is fun for all ages! Event staples and past activities include:
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