Lifecruisers toast for Sweden

Today, the 6th of June is the kingdom of Sweden’s National Day. Not only that, we’ll be off to my niece Diana’s graduation. Two celebrations in one.

At first I thought it were a bit odd to have the graduation at the national day, but I guess it’s because they really have to spread out the graduations nowadays, because there gonna be chaos otherwise.

It’s too much students that graduate in Stockholm. They have extra police’s out there, to prevent fights, since they do have a habit of drinking to celebrate that they’re entering the grown ups world.

To see an example of how Swedes celebrate their national day, read my post from last year: Swedish National Day Celebration (photos) and the post from 2006 National Day of Sweden (More information).

Singing Du gamla, Du fria (“Thou ancient, Thou free”) – loudly :-O

Lifecruiser Sweden


12 Comments on “National Cheers to Sweden”


    Happy National Day and happy graduation too. Just have fun. Big hug. :)

    Comedy Pluss last blog post..When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

    Maribeth said:

    Happy National Day! It’s funny because today I mailed my invitations to our 4th of July (USA’s Independence Day) barbecue.
    I love a good party!

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    Mar said:

    Happy National Day to you and happy graduation as well! it sounds like a wonderful day full of celebrations.
    Pass on the Dom!!
    (which reminds me I have missed crew celebrations, Captain :wink: !)

    Mars last blog post..more blues…

    Gattina said:

    Congratulations ! We have national day here in Belgium on July 21 ! I think we are still far away from and European National Day !

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    Ling said:

    Sweden is a Kingdom? You still have a King, or is just a symbloic thing? As for teh graduation day, captain, that should be ok so long as you don’t get drunk and start a fight. Leave that to teh kids. :mrgreen:

    Hootin' Anni said:

    Enjoy your holiday! And congrats to the grad!!

    Lifecruiser said:

    Yes, Ling, we still have a King, but he doesn’t have that much power, mostly for official and ceremonial functions. It’s a constitutional monarchy. Our nation’s modern legislative in reality is the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) with the Prime Minister.

    Personally I love the fact that we still have a Royal family, even though some whine about the apanage they get. I consider it well used money and I wouldn’t want to change place with them for all the money in the world. They have no privacy and no private life (hardly any) and I really do indulge them this small compensation for their lives.

    Besides that, the Swedish people love their princesses and the prince. It’s so like in the fairytale ;-)

    Mo said:

    Hi – first off, really nice website! I love the colors and theme! Canada is very similar, we have a Queen (Queen E) but she doesn’t do much… more for national events etc., Things are mostly done by the PM… probably very similar to how it’s done in Sweden.

    Mos last blog post..The Skribit, Skribit, Skribit Files

    RennyBA said:

    Glad Svenska Flaggans Dag – Singing: ‘Du gamla, Du fria’ – loudly with you :-O

    I’m watching Susanna Kallur, another Swedish ‘princess’ at the Golden League in athletic games in Oslo. Right now she came third – I say: good luck in the Olympics in Beijing!

    RennyBAs last blog post..Dona Nobis Pacem

    DianeCA said:

    Grattis!! Congratulations with your national day…the champagne with strawberries looks delightfully refreshing in this very summery holiday…how nice of you to invite us Norwegian neighbors to join the party!!

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    TorAa said:

    I just call to say—–
    My line is back – hope you had a great (flaggans dag) evening with the rose sparkling. LOL.

    It was nice to hear you have such a wonderful summertime in STO.
    We’ve been swimming the Oslofjord this afternoon – twice – dressed like we were born – just had to swim without any preparation. LOL.

    btw.Hope to be back as normally soon

    TorAas last blog post..Can you swim in the ocean at 60 degrees North?

    Anil said:

    Lovely feel to the website, and congrats on the National Day.

    Anils last blog post..River Crossings

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