Swedish Flag Day

Swedish Flag Day

June 6
Constitution and Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the Swedish constitution on June 6, 1809, and the ascension of Gustavus I to the throne on June 6, 1523. It is observed throughout Sweden with patriotic meetings, parades, and the raising of flags. In Stockholm the main celebration takes place at the Stadium, where the Swedish national anthem is sung by a chorus of several thousand voices, and King Carl XVI Gustav awards flags to various schools, sports clubs, and other organizations. In the evening the celebration continues at Skansen, the oldest open-air museum in Europe.
CONTACTS:
Swedish Institute
Sverigehuset
Hamngatan/Kungstradgarden, P.O. Box 7434
Stockholm, SE-103 91 Sweden
46-8-453-7800; fax: 46-8-20-7248
www.si.se
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Until 1983, the National Day was known as Svenska Flaggans Day (Swedish Flag Day).

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