Swedes celebrate their National Day on 6 June in honour of two historical events. On 6 June 1523, Gustav Vasa was elected king, and on the same date in 1809, the country adopted a new constitution. Not known for displaying their national pride, this day offers a rare chance to see Swedes waving the flag.

National Day Celebrations

Humlegården

Time: 6 June 12.00-16.00
Location: Humlegården, parkleken
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Rålambshovsparken

Time: 6 June 12.00-18.00
Location: Rålambshovsparken
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Farsta

Time: 6 June 11.30-15.00
Location: Farsta Centrum, Farsta gård
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Skärholmen

Time: 6 June 11.00-16.00
Location: Skärholmens Gård
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Vällingby

Time: 6 June 12.00-15.00
Location: Solursparken
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National Day Gallop

Time: 6 June 12.30-16.30
Location: Gärdet

Traditional horse race on the classical land of Gärdet, Djurgården. The event also includes a lot of family activities.More details here

Skansken

Time: 6 June 10.00-19.30
Location: Skansken

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 sixth of June. This was the day on which, in 1523, Gustav Vasa had been proclaimed king and it was also the day on which the current constitution had been agreed in 1809.

Sweden’s National Day has been celebrated at Skansen every year since 1893. For many years the celebration was known as National Flag Day but the day has now been marked by a public holiday.

This will be celebrated in traditional fashion: members of the royal family join a procession to Skansen where there are speeches, flag ceremony, singing, brass bands, folk music, etc., broadcast live by Swedish Television.

The programme on Solliden stage is broadcasted live in the Swedish public service channel SVT.
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Sundbyberg

Time: 6 June 12.00-19.00
Location: Golfängarna, Sundbyberg
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Umeå

Time: 6 June 12.00-14.00
Location: Gammila
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Örebro

Time: 6 June 12.00-13.30
Location: Wadköping
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