Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sweden celebrates

Today is the Swedish National day. In 1523, on the 6th of June, Gustav Vasa was crowned King of Sweden. He freed Sweden from the Kalmar Union with Denmark, steered the Swedish break with the Catholic Church and founded Sweden’s inherited monarchy.

In 1809 they changed the day from “Swedish flag day” to “Swedish National day”. It’s not quite the same as Norway, but still; they try.

Happy day to you, Sweden!

swedish flag crownprinsess victoria and prince daniel

1 comment:

KATE ♥ said...

Hallo Bettina.
Vis oss din St.Hansfeiring.