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Xenophilius and Luna Lovegood believe that Crumple-Horned Snorkacks are native to Sweden and went on an expedition to find them there in the summer of 1996, using the money the Daily Prophet paid them in order to re-print Harry Potter's account of Lord Voldemort's return.
Asgard Pettersson was born and raised in the Swedish town Skövde.
Sweden hosts the annual broom race which dates from the tenth century. The competitors fly from Kopparberg to Arjeplog. The winner receives a trophy shaped like a Swedish Short-Snout..It is possible that this event is a nudge to the swedish national tradition called "Vasaloppet " (lit. Vasa race), in which the first of the royal line of Vasa skied from Sälen to Mora in hopes of finding an army to usurp the swedish throne from the danes (which currently occupied Sweden).
- Sweden on Wikipedia