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

Stockholms Karnevalen 2019

Celebrate Sweden’s national day at Stockholm’s most festive event!

The carnival train marches from Kornhamns square at 13:00 against the festivities of Raoul Wallenberg’s square. There is a colorful program waiting for music and dance starting at 14:00. 

The initiator of Stockholm Carnival is the mask maker Elvira Santos who himself made the 300 outfits on site during the event. Come share her vision to pay attention to Swedish culture in a new and colorful way!

Humlegården celebrates 400 years

Time: 6 June 12.00-16.00
Location: Humlegården, parkleken
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National Day at Haga Park

National Day at Haga Park will be filled with culture, nature, music and family activities. Bring your friends and family, and celebrate 6 June with a sing-along, dancing and a picnic on the grass.


One of the organisers of the National Day celebrations at Haga Park is the Royal Swedish Opera, which was founded by King Gustav III in 1773.

The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel will begin the National Day by attending the celebrations at Haga Park.

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 This year’s programme offers a lot of activities for children and young people. The party is going on between 12.00 and 18.00. Examples of activities are the performance of the parkteaterns, ponnyridning, entertainment of kulturskolan and food and music from various parts of You can also take the opportunity to test athletics, basketball, climbing or dancing salsa. Parkteaterns performance hundred tributes for hellsing will be played on two occasions at 12.45 pm and KL. 15.15 at smedsuddsbadet. 

Time: 6 June 12.00-18.00
Location: Rålambshovsparken
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Time: 6 June 11.30-15.00
Location: Farsta Centrum, Farsta gård
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Time: 6 June 11.00-16.00
Location: Skärholmens Gård
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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


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