Why we celebrate
Happy National Day!
Why do Swedes celebrate the National Day? Many Swedes don’t really know, but here’s a quick background story!
Since 1983, Sweden has celebrated its National Day on 6 June. This is the date on which Gustav Vasa was elected king in 1523, which laid the foundation of Sweden as an independent state, and on which a new, important constitution was adopted in 1809.
Since 2005, the national day has been a public holiday.