Celebrate Sweden’s National Day


Celebrate Sweden’s National Day


Hurra för Sverige!

On June 6, Swedes all over the world will be celebrating the National Day of Sweden. This day is observed in honor of Gustav Vasa’s election as king in 1523 and the country’s adoption of a new constitution in 1809.

Sweden may be halfway across the world, but that won’t stop us from celebrating in the States. Here are a few ways you can celebrate Sweden’s National Day anywhere in the word.

  1. Start by blasting Sweden’s national anthem, “Du Gamla, Du Fria.”
  2. Hoist your Swedish flag up high!
  3. Break out your favorite Swedish gear, or sport something blue and yellow.
  4. Indulge in a Swedish Smörgåsbord.
  5. Find a celebration near you.

Check out one of these National Day celebrations around the country.


Stop by the American Swedish Historical Museum on June 6 for a free tour starting at 11 a.m. Enjoy a history lesson on Sweden while enjoying free Swedish desserts and treats.


The Swedish-American Museum in Chicago is celebrating National Sweden Day by hosting a pastry pop-up café. The event is June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


New York

Swedish Church in New York is hosting National Day celebrations on June 6. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Guests can enjoy herring, potatoes and strawberry cake accompanied by a concert from the church choir. Register by June 5! 


The Swedish Consulate of Atlanta, the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Georgia and SWEA are partnering up to bring you a proper National Day Celebration. On June 6, the event will take place in Magnolia Hall in Piedmont Park. There will be plenty of entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and opportunities to network. You can get tickets here.


The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Phoenix is collaborating with Phoenix Rising, a local professional soccer team, to celebrate Sweden Day. The game is June 7 at 7:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to come out in blue and yellow in honor of Sweden.

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