Thursday, 12 June 2008

June 6th- Swedish National Day (things I didn't get around to posting...)

Yes its National Day (not "national commemoration day"), but what does that mean?

As this article in The Local shows, people really don't know what to do! Although the day goes back a long time- its commemoration is only a recent thing.

The real celebrations take place a few weeks later at midsummer.

Instead everyone seems to just fly a flag, stick yellow and blue ribbons up, watch the royal family on TV, enjoy a public holiday (which gave everyone a long weekend this year), and look forward to midsummer!

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