The Swedish National Day

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Festivities at Solliden stage in the presence of the Royal Family.

 

The tradition of celebrating a National Day in Sweden was born at Skansen. Artur Hazelius‚ the founder of Skansen‚ wanted to establish an annual day that would be a patriotic focus for the nation and he chose the 6th of June. 

 

6th of June is celebrated in traditional fashion: His and Her Majesty the King and Queen join the procession to Skansen where there are speeches‚ flag ceremony‚ singing‚ brass bands and folk music.