An image with the portrait of king Gustav Vasa and the year 1523

Why we celebrate 2022

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Why we celebrate 2022

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.