National Day of Sweden
Posted by Inger in Sweden on June 6, 2021, 4:00 pm
June 6 marks the National Day of Sweden, or the Swedish Flag Day, in memory of the founding of the kingdom of Sweden by the coronation ceremony of Gustav Vasa on June 6, 1523.
It's been called the Day of the Swedish Flag, Svenska flaggans dag
, since 1916 and didn't become a national holiday until 2005. The government didn't officially recognize National Day until 1983 when our country first marked the Swedish Flag Day as a national holiday.
These days, special ceremonies to welcoming new Swedish citizens are held around the country.
Few Swedes actually care about the holiday, likely because it was "artificially created," you mostly just enjoy a day off off work
- National Day of Sweden - Inger in Sweden June 6, 2021, 4:00 pm
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- Thanks for the history, pics, and Sweden’s beautiful anthem! My grandmother came from (msg) - Johanna in MD June 9, 2021, 8:01 am
- Wonderful photos, Inger! Thank you for the interesting info on the holidays history! - Donna L June 8, 2021, 8:37 pm
- What a great picture! Perfect choice of model for today! > - Bridget June 7, 2021, 12:31 pm
- Love the history and photos...totally enjoyed the anthem...reminded me so much of Frederickshavn Den - Sandi M in Chicagoland June 7, 2021, 9:01 am
- Hope you had a great day! - Saucy Suwi June 7, 2021, 6:40 am
- Thanks for the information! - Nilsa June 6, 2021, 9:28 pm
- Team Sweden! Love it. - Angel in FL June 6, 2021, 9:14 pm
- Someone was doing some power shopping. LOL - maywong June 6, 2021, 9:05 pm
- Happy National Day of Sweden! - Marna June 6, 2021, 6:33 pm
- Thanks for the info and the photos. Happy National Day of Sweden! - Queli June 6, 2021, 5:47 pm
- Look!!! It's Amber from "Hairspray"!!! - Jim June 6, 2021, 4:52 pm