Mar 05, 2012 06:52 GMT Artur Hazelius, the founder of Skansen, wanted to establish an annual day that would be a patriotic focus for the nation and he chose the sixth of June. This was the day on which, in 1523, Gustav Vasa had been proclaimed king and it was also the day on which the current constitution had been agreed in 1809. Sweden's National Day has been celebrated at Skansen every year since 1893.
Celebrating the National DayFeb 24, 2012 11:04 GMT
Photographer / Source:Marie Andersson
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