Nationaldags Firande 2016
Until the 1890s when Artur Hazelius recognized a need to celebrate spring and identified June 6 as the date to do so, Sweden was for many years the only country in the world with no official national day (although it’s always been known for having more national flags flying than just about any country in the world). Recognized as the day Gustav Vasa was elected king (in 1523), June 6 was also relatively recently given the distinction as the Day of the Swedish Flag. And now it's enjoyed with food and celebrations around Swedish America, Sweden, and especially at Skansen, its birthplace in Stockholm.

California
San Francisco, Norwegian Seamen's Church
5 June 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Consulate General of Sweden and Church of Sweden in San Francisco invite you for music, Princess cake and drinks. 415-788 2631 or sf@consulateofsweden.org or http://www.swedenabroad.com/sanfrancisco

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San Pedro
5 Jun 2016 11:00 AM
The Swedish Church & SWEA LA & OC Swedish National Day celebration. Church service & food. More info www.orangecounty.swea.org/ or www.svenskakyrkan.se/losangeles Email: losangeles@svenskakyrkan.se or losangeles@swea.org or sweaocprogram@gmail.com or call 310-832-6800 or 310-292-7079

San Diego, House of Sweden
6 Jun 2016 5:00 PM
SWEA San Diego’s Swedish National Day Celebration. Swedish choir, interesting speakers and fika. More info www.sandiego.swea.org or www.houseofsweden.us or call 619-300-1738

Kingsburg
19 May 2016 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
20 May 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
21 May 2016 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Kingsburg Swedish Festival 50th Celebration. Swedish smorgåsbord and pancake breakfast, Swedish Village with crafts and food, Viking reenactment and parade. More info http://kingsburgswedishfestival.com/ or Email: info@kingsburgchamber.com or call 559-897-1111

D.C.
The Embassy of Sweden will, for natural reasons have some kind of celebration at the DC House of Sweden and the Embassy grounds. Check www.swedenabroad.com/washington or call 202.467.2600

Florida
Davie
5 Juni 2016 11:00 AM
The Swedish Church’s Swedish National Day Celebration. Church service, Majstång, children’s games, Swedish smorgåsbord. More info www.svenskakyrkan.se/florida Email: florida@svenskakyrkan.se or call 954-604-0605

Georgia
Atlanta, Magnolia Hall, Piedmont Park
6 Jun 2016 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Join SACC-Georgia, the Consulate of Sweden in Atlanta and SWEA’s Celebration of Sweden's National Day. Entertainment, Swedish food and drinks. RSVP 770-670-2480. More info www.sacc-georgia.org or Email: atlanta@consulateofsweden.org or info@sacc-georgia.org

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
6 Jun 2016 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Celebrate Sweden's National Day at ASHM! Free museum admission! Swedish summer desert, Swedish themed children’s crafts and activities And guided tours of the museum. All complimentary. Info: www.americanswedish.org, info@americanswedish.org or 215-389-1776

Texas
Houston, Southside Place Clubhouse
12 June 2016 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
SACC Houston, SWEA, the Consulate General of Sweden and the Swedish Club of Houston celebrate with herring, meatballs, potatoes, wine, beer, strawberry cake and coffee. RSVP and info: http://sacctx.chambermaster.com/events/, houston@consulateofsweden.org or 713-953-1417.

No celebration listed close to you? For continuous info from all over the U.S., see events at www.nordstjernan.com.