This Friday is National Sweden Day and celebrations will be taking place all across Sweden and the UK. On June 6 1523, Gustav Vasa was elected as King of the Scandinavian nation and on the same date, in 1809, the country adopted a new political constitution which is considered to have given birth to modern day Sweden. Ever since 1916, June 6 has been The National Day of Sweden and although it has only been a national holiday since 2005, this is a rare chance to see the traditionally reserved Swedes showcase their national pride.
One particular event we would like to point you in the direction of is one taking place at The Swedish School in London. Situated in Barnes, South-West London, the school will host an evening of events which all the family can enjoy. Featuring choirs from the Swedish Church, entertainment from the students of the school, food and drink , plus a speech from the Swedish Ambassador, Nicola Clase, this will be a memorable night of Swedish festivities.
Open to anyone (not just you Swedes) the night will begin at 6:00 pm. If you would like to find out more please visit the official Facebook event page.