Today, June 6th, is Sweden's National Day! While June 6th has always marked an important day in the Swedish history books, it wasn’t always because of National Day. In retrospect, National Day is actually relatively recently created holiday for Sweden. Way back in 1523 Gustav Vasa was elected King on June 6th which laid the ground work for Sweden to become an independent state. On 6 June 1809 Sweden adopted a new constitution. It wasn’t until 1916 when the day was given the title of “Flag Day”, as it marked when Sweden had acquired its own flag after its separation from the Kingdom of Norway. In 1893 the day was renamed (and celebrated as) National Day but it didn’t become a formal public holiday until 2004.
As usual, the Swedish Royal Family has a host of different events which they will be taking part of during the day. Be sure to check back to catch the full recap!
Traditional National Day Photos from Haga Slott
King and Queen attend National Day celebrations in Borlänge and Ludvika
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia open the Palace
Prince Carl Philip awards the scholarship award for the drawing competition "The Thinking Hand"
Crown Princess Couple attends National Day Celebrations at Haga Park
For this day at Haga, Crown Princess Victoria wore Rodebjer which she paired with Rizzo sandals, Rizzo clutch, and Carl Edmond watch. Her earrings are old, although I do suspect they are Swedish designs.
Princess Madeleine signs books at the Royal Palace
Royal Family attends National Day Celebrations at Skansen
The entire concert can be seen on SVT Play. For this evening, the Royal Family wore their traditional National Dress costumes. Princess Madeleine’s shoes are from Miu Miu.