Since 1983, Sweden has been celebrating its National Day on June 6, in honour of Gustav Vasa who was crowned king in 1523, which laid the foundation of Sweden as an independent state. Since 2005, Sweden’s National Day has been a national holiday. The Swedish king and queen also usually attend ceremonies at the Skansen, Stockholm’s open-air museum. It is customary for the Swedish flag to be flown on the mast on the National Day, and for children, dressed in traditional costumes, to present the royal couple with bouquets of flowers.
This year, the celebration of Sweden’s National Day was different, due to the ongoing epidemiological situation. The Swedish ambassador to Serbia, H.E. Mr Jan Lundin, modestly celebrated this year’s National Day at his official residence, in the presence of the members of the diplomatic corps in Serbia.