The National Day of Sweden

Today’s the National Day of Sweden – a holiday not so wildly popular in the country. It’s only been a public holiday for a couple of years now. It’s so interesting to see that it is not taken so seriously here. In my country, we like our national day (i.e. Independence Day) and it’s always quite important to celebrate it somehow, so seeing Swedes being so nonchalant about their own national day is curious.

Anyhow, if you’re in Sweden, you might want to use this day as an excuse to indulge into a fika, or have a barbecue with friends and enjoy the beginning* of the Swedish summer. Chances are, the city/town you live in has something organised so you should the municipality’s website for activities.

Stadsparken in Lund, today

If you’re not in Sweden just yet but have been admitted to a Swedish university (yay!), why not celebrate this event in your own country? Maybe organise a fika for your family and friends and celebrate the fact that you will be studying in Sweden from September! 🙂

I decided to have a fika too. As if I needed an excuse to eat kanelbullar

*According to me, it’s only the beginning. It has been terribly cold in May. Just sayin’!


Written by Dena

06 Jun 2015