Friday, June 06, 2008

Sweden's National Day

After celebrating July 14 in France and and July 4 in California, celebrating June 6 in Sweden is kind of... "bleak"... as we would say in Swedish.

They've tried to do a lot for this day, Sweden's National Day and since a couple of years it's been a public holiday - but it seems we're still sort of "lost". At least me... I have no traditions or things I usually do on this day... No special food, no special event, no special place I "always do". And then I'm a huge fan of special days - and I love the.

Maybe it'll grow on us now when most people have the day off.

I can honestly say that perhaps I even celebrate it more when I'm in California than here.... But at least we put of the flag on the flag pole today.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi maam

this is the first time.
when i found a spelling mistake on your blog.

"And then I'm a huge fan of special days - and I love the"

the last word i think should be 'them'.

regards

BritGirl said...

Great to see that flag flying though isn't it? Can i confess that I'm fed up with the one we see out here all the time?
(There goes my green card!)

cecilia said...

nope - sorry, no traditions in our household - we are a pathetically non-traditional family....so i guess that's our tradition!

Jonas said...

I really think that midsummers eve should be the Swedish National Day. Food, traditions, summer. Check! :)

Annika said...

Ja, jag håller med Jonas. Midsommaren borde vara sveriges nationaldag. Den har ju allt som är svenskt. 6 juni??? baaahh...

JaCal said...

Anonymous - yes, seems the m got lost somewhere. Oh, I'm sure there are spelling mistakes - English is not my major language after all.

Britgirl - haha - well, I actually like them both, or actually flags in general. But of course it's kind of nice to see some yellow and blue now and then.

Cecilia - I don't really know what tradition to invent for this day... tricky... when I'm the US I used to make strawberry cake...

Jonas - Yes! You're so right! That is the unofficial national day.

Annika - japp! 6 juni känns lite påklistrat...