Question: When is Independence Day (Flag Day) in Sweden?
When is Independence Day in Sweden? Why is it also called the Day of the Swedish Flag? And, how do Swedes celebrate their Independence Day?
Independence Day in Sweden is on June 6
. This national holiday is also called the Day of the Swedish
Flag and has a long history - and two reasons for the date. Let's find out more about Flag Day!
Swedes celebrate Flag Day (similar to an "Independence Day") in memory of the founding of the kingdom of Sweden by the coronation ceremony of Gustav Vasa on June 6, 1523 as well as the confirmatory of the constitution law on June 6 of 1809. This date was selected to be the official National Day of Sweden in the year 1983. It had actually been celebrated already as the Day of the Swedish Flag since 1916.
Sweden's Independence Day has been a public holiday only since 2005, and is without large celebrations or events.
In Swedish, the Day of the Swedish Flag is "Svenska flaggans dag".
This article is part of the series Independence Days in Scandinavia.
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