Skansen

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Skansen is the world’s oldest open-air museum, founded in 1891, with a commitment to showing Swedish life, culture, nature and history from the 18th Century onwards. Apart from a zoo and an aquarium, there’s, among many other things, also a glassmaker, a pottery and a bakery as well as a church and plenty of green areas and ponds.

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Stockholm Guesthouse says: You can’t do Stockholm without Skansen!

Swedish National Day Celebrations at Skansen

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The tradition of celebrating Sweden’s National Day – or Swedish Flag Day as it was originally known – began at Skansen. Skansen’s founder Artur Hazelius wanted to establish a festival to unite the nation, and he chose 6 June. It was on this day in 1523 that Gustav Vasa was proclaimed king. Sweden’s National Day has been celebrated at Skansen since 1893.

Celebrate the Swedish National Day at Skansen. There will be entertainment, national day concert, flag workshop, folkdancing and a variety of other activities for both adults and children.

The day ends with the traditional National Day celebrations at the Solliden stage with a solemnly celebration program and star-studded entertainment in the presence of the royal King and Queen. The festive program begins at 6:30 PM and ends around 7:30 PM. The evening will also be broadcasted on Swedish national television SVT1

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Midsummer’s Eve 20th June

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Midsummer (20-22 june) is one of Sweden’s biggest holidays and most cherished traditions. The summer solstice is celebrated with family and friends. Visitors can experience a traditional Midsummer’s Eve at the Skansen Open-air Museum – download the preliminary programme for Skansens Midsummer 2014 – but there are also celebrations with dancing and music in Stockholm’s major parks, for example Vasaparken and Tantolunden.
Many Stockholmers leave the city to visit the archipelago or countryside homes to meet friends and families, eat pickled herring and new potatoes washed down with schnapps and beer. As this is a major holiday, many stores, restaurants and attractions are closed or close early. Stockholm Guesthouse still have available holiday homes such as apartments and bed & breakfast accommodations.

Stockholm Guesthouse says: We dance around the Maypole and singing “Små Grodorna… ” :-)

Midsummer’s Eve 21st June

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Midsummer (21-23 june) is one of Sweden’s biggest holidays and most cherished traditions. The summer solstice is celebrated with family and friends. Visitors can experience a traditional Midsummer’s Eve at the Skansen Open-air Museum but there are also celebrations with dancing and music in Stockholm’s major parks, for example Vasaparken and Tantolunden.
Many Stockholmers leave the city to visit the archipelago or countryside homes to meet friends and families, eat pickled herring and new potatoes washed down with schnapps and beer. As this is a major holiday, many stores, restaurants and attractions are closed or close early. Stockholm Guesthouse still have available holiday homes such as apartments and bed & breakfast accommodations.
Stockholm Guesthouse says: We dance around the Maypole and singing “Små Grodorna… ” :-)