Posted by: Christina Soldan | June 6, 2010

Sweden’s National Day

Sweden's flagThe Swedish Flag Day on June 6, is an official flag-flying day and has been celebrated as such since 1916. This day became Sweden’s National Day in 1983 and is since 2005 a working holiday. Gustav Vasa was elected King on June 6, 1523 and in 1809 the government form was signed on the same date. 

The National Day of Sweden is celebrated differently in different cities, and perhaps not as much as in many other countries. The tradition of celebrating this date began 1916 at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium, in honour of the election of King Gustav Vasa in 1523, as this was considered to be the foundation of modern Sweden. In Skellefteå we celebrated the day by dancing and singing in the Nordanå Park. Then all immigrants/new Swedes were welcomed to celebrate their new citizenship.

// Christina Soldan

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  1. Charming elegant dancer! ❤


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