Happy Nationaldag!

June 6th. Today is an important day in Sweden, not only because it is a red day (which means day off for everyone), but for what stands behind this “red-marked” day. Today, Swedes are celebrating their national day! Now, taking you all back to 1523 when Gustav Vasa was appointed as King of Sweden, it was here, when he set the course for what it is known today as the foundation of Modern Sweden; furthermore, he would eventually make this amazing country independent from the Kalmar Union.

The Kalmar Union, c. 1400
Source: Wikipedia. Former Kalmar Union (today Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, and Greenland)

So as the national day, we can expect a lot of events for sure! Here is a list of how, where, and when you can celebrate nationaldag here in Stockholm.

  • Gärdet – What about bringing some food to a huge park near the city center, while enjoying some sports. During this day, the famous Gärdet Games take place where kids from all ages compete among different disciplines; so what can you expect from this? Well, lacrosse, beachball, soccer, rugby, and so on. Don’t miss it!
Source: dif.se. Gärdet Games plan
  • Skansen. Yes, more nature but with a twist. Famously known for being the center for today’s celebration, people can make their own swedish-colored flags, go to concerts, and of course (why not) meet the King. Here at Skansen you will surely create great memories that you will be able to share with friends and family.
  • Royal Palace. What about enjoying some cultural activities for free at Sweden’s Royal Palace? Yes, if you are enjoying Stockholm during this amazing holiday you can’t miss going to this Palace located in the old town to enjoy concert, parades, and exhibitions for free.
Image result for royal palace stockholm
Source: Stockholm Pass. The Royal Swedish Palace

Are you attending any of this celebrations? Let’s us know your opinion regarding this! Remember that Sweden has so much to offer for us all! Happy Swedish National Day! 😀

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