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National Day of Sweden

  • Published 06/06/2012
Today, 6 June, is the National Day of Sweden (Sveriges nationaldag in Swedish). The tradition of celebrating this date began in 1916, in honour of the election of King Gustav Vasa in 1523, which is considered as the foundation of modern Sweden.

Prior to 1983, the day was celebrated as Swedish Flag Day. In 2005 it became an official public holiday.