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Fly the flag on Sweden's national day

6 June is the Sweden's national day. Flags can be seen everywhere, it's a national holiday.
The Swedish flag.
The Swedish flag.
Foto: Janerik Henriksson

The national day is celebrated in remembrance of Gustav Vasa's being elected king of Sweden on 6th June 1523. Then Sweden became a free kingdom again and broke out of the Kalmar Union.

Gustav Vasa, at Kalmar castle.
Gustav Vasa, at Kalmar castle.
Foto: Mats Holmertz

6th June is also the anniversary of the day in 1809 when the document with a new form of government was signed. It divided the power in Sweden among the king, parliament and the High Court.

This year celebrations will be more subdued because of the pandemic.
This year celebrations will be more subdued because of the pandemic.
Foto: Hasse Holmberg / TT
Denmark celebrates its national day on 5th June. Sweden's national day is on 6th June.
Denmark celebrates its national day on 5th June. Sweden's national day is on 6th June.
Foto: Johan Nilsson/TT
Skåne has a flag of its own.
Skåne has a flag of its own.
Foto: Roger Vikström/TT