Sweden National Day - Swedish Flag Day (06/06)

National Day of Sweden or Swedish Flag Day (Swedish: Sveriges nationaldag or Svenska flaggans dag) is a public holiday celebrated annually on June 6th. It has been officially celebrated in the country since 1983, when it was established by the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament).

The holiday is associated with two historical dates: on June 6, 1523, Gustav Erikson, who led the anti-Danish popular uprising in 1521, was elected king of Sweden under the name Gustav I Vasa. And almost three centuries later, on June 6, 1809, the new Constitution of Sweden was adopted, which was in force until January 1, 1975.

Since 1916, 6 June has been celebrated as Swedish Flag Day, and in 1983 it became Sweden's National Day. By the way, the exact age of the Swedish flag is unknown, but experts attribute the oldest images of a blue flag with a yellow cross to the 16th century.

In accordance with the royal decree of 1569, the yellow cross was always to be depicted on Swedish battle standards and banners, since the coat of arms of Sweden was a blue shield, divided into four parts by a golden cross. The colors and design of the flag are described in the Flag Act of 1982.

On the holiday itself, many solemn and cultural events, mass celebrations and concerts take place throughout the country.