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The National Day of Sweden

I enjoy learning about other people’s way of life, that is the cultures and traditions. I believe it stimulates one’s mind.

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On 6th June, Swedes celebrated their National Day. They celebrate the day in honour of two historical events. On 6 June 1523, Gustav Vasa was elected king and on the same date in 1809, the country adopted a new constitution according to the little research I did…of course :).

In the city that i live in, the municipal arranged the National Day celebrations at a park called Oscar’s Park and I did not want to miss it. The celebrations started at 17.45 whereby a music band marched from the Arena to the park. There were also a few people that participated in the march. Then, there were some traditional dances and poetry. The celebrations ended around 19.00 with the Swedish National Anthem.

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My opinion on the Sweden’s National Day

I enjoyed their traditional dance. They made it entertaining when the dancers picked a few individuals from the audience to join in. The celebrations however was rather plain and a little boring (…sorry). Also, not many people showed up. I think most of them do not celebrate the national day and would rather just sit at home.

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​I thought they would celebrate the day with fireworks, individuals wearing the traditional garments or at least a Swede jersey and show how patriotic they are as well as waving the Sweden flags and dancing around with joyful smiles but that was not the case.

All in all, at least i got to experience how they celebrate their National Day.

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