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NATIONAL DAY OF SWEDEN

When is National day of Sweden in 2019?

National day of Sweden in 2019 is on the Thursday, 6th of Jun (6/06/2019).

National day of Sweden is on the 157th day of 2019. There are 208 days left in the year.

National day of Sweden Facts

  • Date: Jun 06, 2019
  • National
  • Also Called: Sveriges Nationaldag
  • Celebrations: Flag Hoisting, Music and Dance Show
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National Day of Sweden, formerly known as Swedish Flag Day is celebrated every year on 6th June. The main purpose of this holiday is to celebrate Swedish independence in memory of when the Sweden kingdom was founded. The celebration dates back to 1916 at the start of the Olympics which is where it was first observed. National Day of Sweden became a public holiday in 2005.

Many citizens see this holiday as a day to take a break from work although there are more significant reasons for celebrating this day. It is celebrated by all residents of Sweden regardless of religion or culture. It brings residents of the state together to celebrate this holiday as well as celebrating diversity. Most people see this day as a significant one due to its feeling of being worthy to live in a free and independent country. National Day of Sweden allows the residents of Sweden to reflect on what it means to be a citizen of the country as well as giving them the opportunity to learn about the Nation's history.

Celebrations of National Day of Sweden can take many forms. Most celebrations take place in museums where history about the nation is on display. At the Skansen Museum people come together to wave Swedish flags, listen to leaders make speeches and dancing traditional Swedish celebration dances. The King and Queen also take part in the procession to the museum. Many people go for picnic with family and friends or keep party in their home.

Another activity that takes place during the celebration of National Day of Sweden is welcoming new Swedish citizens. New immigrants feel a part of the country making it even more special to those individuals.

National day of Sweden Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Fri
  • Feb 06, 2009
  • Sat
  • Jun 06, 2009
  • Sat
  • Feb 06, 2010
  • Sun
  • Jun 06, 2010
  • Mon
  • Jun 06, 2011
  • Wed
  • Jun 06, 2012
  • Thu
  • Jun 06, 2013
  • Fri
  • Jun 06, 2014
  • Sat
  • Jun 06, 2015
  • Mon
  • Jun 06, 2016
  • Tue
  • Jun 06, 2017
  • Wed
  • Jun 06, 2018
  • Thu
  • Jun 06, 2019

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Sweden in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01New Year's Day
SundaySunJan 06, 2019Jan 06Epiphany
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Good Friday
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21Easter
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Easter Monday
WednesdayWedMay 01, 2019May 01May Day
ThursdayThuMay 30, 2019May 30Ascension Day
ThursdayThuJun 06, 2019Jun 06National Day
SundaySunJun 09, 2019Jun 09Whit Sunday
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2019Jun 22Midsummer Day
SaturdaySatNov 02, 2019Nov 02All Saints
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas Day
ThursdayThuDec 26, 2019Dec 26Boxing Day
TuesdayTueDec 31, 2019Dec 31New Year's Eve