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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 18

June 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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MONDAY, JUNE 18: SWEDISH DAYS

Profile America — Monday, June 18th. The town of Geneva, Illinois is putting the final touches on its biggest yearly event — Swedish Days, starting tomorrow and running through next Sunday. The festival, celebrating Swedish heritage, will offer food, a parade, special activities for children, crafts, and a carnival. It will also feature displays of just about everything Swedish, including Rosemaling, a Scandinavian art form of decorating wood. A quarter of a million people are expected to enjoy the various attractions. In the U.S. today, there are more than 4.3 million people of Swedish heritage, mostly in the Midwest and West. Profile America is produced by the U.S. Census Bureau: Measuring America–People, Places, and Our Economy.

Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012, p. 319
www.genevachamber.com/swedishdays.html
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 52

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov <http_>(look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button). </http_>

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