Logo

For Latest Updates Like Our Facebook Page:

NATIONAL DAY OF SWEDEN

When is National day of Sweden in 2018?

National day of Sweden in 2018 is on the Wednesday, 6th of Jun (6/06/2018).

National day of Sweden is on the 157th day of 2018. There are 208 days left in the year.

Quick Facts : National day of Sweden

  • Date: Jun 06, 2018
  • National
  • Also Called: Sveriges Nationaldag
  • Celebrations: Flag Hoisting, Music and Dance Show
National day of Sweden iImage Credit: wikiPedia

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

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Sweden in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01New Year's Day
SaturdaySatJan 06, 2018Jan 06Epiphany
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
SundaySunApr 01, 2018Apr 01Easter
MondayMonApr 02, 2018Apr 02Easter Monday
TuesdayTueMay 01, 2018May 01May Day
ThursdayThuMay 10, 2018May 10Ascension Day
SundaySunMay 20, 2018May 20Whit Sunday
WednesdayWedJun 06, 2018Jun 06National Day
SaturdaySatJun 23, 2018Jun 23Midsummer Day
SaturdaySatNov 03, 2018Nov 03All Saints
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas Day
WednesdayWedDec 26, 2018Dec 26Boxing Day