Swedish National Day Celebrations at Skansen

Svenska Flaggan

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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