Lifecruisers toast for Sweden

Welcome to see our celebration of the Swedish National Day yesterday!

You do understand that I couldn’t post the celebration yesterday, because I was so busy celebrating AND taking photos to report back to YOU :-P

OK, and drinking Champagne…. *giggles*

There is no way that I can cover the whole mass of celebration this 6th of June, because it has increased a lot. There is a lot of things going on in different places in Stockholm.

The weather was (and am) with us, we have the best weather that can be in Sweden, about 25C (77F) real height of the summer to be exact, which means that EVERY SWEDE is out enjoying the weather, at least :-)

We decided to leave the car at home and take the train in to the city to Kungsträdgården, a wellknown gathering place in the middle of the city, where there has been a food festival going on for several days and this was the last day of it.

It’s called The Restaurants day and this was the 16th year of it – 200 dishes from 30 restaurants were served and a Swedish Chief (not to mistake from the Muppets show’s Swedish chief ;-) duell is on the scene too. Even a drink competition, the Final i Grand Marnier Trophy.

One of the main attractions of the day was of the course the Royal area… The Royal Swedish family were supposed to pass KungsträdgÃ¥rden on their way to Skansen, where they annual National Day celebration also is. More formal celebration where the King hand out the Swedish Flag to different organizations from the whole country.

I wanted to see the horses, perhaps even more than the Royal family…. Though bear in mind, it’s very difficult to take photos of a moving objects on a narrow street!

We also got very good entertainment, the famous Swedish rock singer Mikael Rickfors, who has contributed in band as The Hollies and Grymlings.

Stay tuned the nearest days, because we’re on the way out tonight at the “Steamboats Day” and will report back as soon as possible about our ride in the steamboat parade!!!!

Captain Lifecruisers toast for Sweden

Captain Swede Lifecruiser


19 Comments on “Swedish National Day Celebration”

    claudie said:

    Magnifico reportage! Fabulous! It’s a good lesson for me! I adore! In juli, i don’t work I will have all the time on internet to learn more and hope to present so nice posts! I recognize the sandals of Mr Lifecruiser on the photo! Beautifuld day you had! Now, I’m waiting about your ride in the steamboat parade!

    Icon Man said:

    OK. Now I seriously miss Sweden. I lived there for a while and loved it! TACK!

    Kasia said:

    Where did you get that tan Mrs Lifecruiser? :) )

    TorAa said:

    Dear Captain,
    I so happy Sweden “Söta bror” at last have realized what a bright and positive idea to celebrate the importance of indenandcie and and democracy. “Svensk flaggans dag” – let it be the day for all that live and work in Sweden. Like “17 mai” here in Noreway. We have so much in commom, our two nations – and we are more or less related. My GrandPs on my mother side: Strandquist. From Stockholm;))

    Anna and me are so looking forward to meet you and hubby during July. But – we all now how busy and short the Summers are here in the high North.

    hugs from Oslo area

    (29-32 C here this afternoon)

    RennyBA said:

    Cheers to you too captain – the champagne glass in your hand looks just perfect!
    What a wonderful Svenske Flaggans Dags celebration and what lovely slide show – thanks so much for sharing all this pics to give you an idea of the exciting day in all it’s details. I’m glad you really starts to celebrate this day and of course you should do it your day!
    I envy you the trip to Kungsträdgården as it is the most charming, cozy place I know in Stockholm!

    Btw: I’m sorry I forgot to put up details about the most lovely blogsphere peace contribution on my Dona Nobis Pacem last night. I’ve mad an update tonight:-)

    Lifecruiser said:

    Thank you Claudie :-) I think you’re already presenting very nice posts, but I’m looking forward to more of them!!!

    Lifecruiser said:

    Here in old Sweden, butt I sure wish I could answer Hawaii or something ;-)

    Lifecruiser said:

    Oh yes, we sure are brother-countries, or should I say sisters? *giggles*

    We’re looking forward to meet you too! How fun! This summer seems to be very good :-P

    Lifecruiser said:

    Yes, doesn’t it? It’s sort of belong there! *giggles*

    Melli said:

    Ooooo! Aaaaaah! Were there fireworks at dark? I don’t know HOW you found time to EVEN post this post! Looks like you had a whole full day full of fun! And a whole full flute of champagne? Or two? Or five? LOL! I think when I come to Sweden I want to come for Swedish National Day! :)

    Melli said:

    Oops! I almost forgot… *CHEERS*

    Sword Girl said:

    I love your slide presentation and pictures! The champagnes look sooo good! Cheers!!! It is so beautiful there! I’m loving learning more and more. You look great!!! :-D

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    mar said:

    Skoll! it looks like a mahvelous celebration, I had to find some time in my busy schedule to come over and enjoy the party. Great pictures, nice tour, and : nice tan, Captain!! and you are having such great weather. Perfect!

    that frolicsome kid said:

    This is such a big event, and with so many things going on. The National Day celebration in my country is modest compared to your grand-scale celebration! ;)

    I wish I was there to take part in Restaurants day. Who can resist so many dishes of food? ;) By the way, are they like free?

    Very nice coverage of the National Day, Cap’n! Thanks for sharing! =D

    Ramblin Rose said:

    Wow fantastic pictures!!! The food looks so yummy and the weather delightful!! Send some sun over to Oz we are freezing over here :) .

    The champagne looks yummy I will have to take pictures when I visit aka raquel at the birthday bash …

    Ramblin Rose

    Caledonia said:

    Oh, that’s it! I’m going to petition our govt to celebrate St Andrews Day with strawberries and champagne.

    Debbie said:

    A toast to you and your beautiful country. This just makes me want to visit more! Yummy food, cold champagne, happy people, a parade and music. My kind of day! Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for inviting my over!

    aka R'acquel said:

    Cheers to the lovely weather over there! This is going to make me complain less about the heat when summer arrives over here this year. I love your white shirt & pants – very noice & stylish! ;D

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