Facts about Sweden National Day

Swedish National Day is celebrated annually on June 6th and commemorates the election of King Gustav Vasa in 1523.

To mark the day, here are 10 interesting facts about Sweden National Day.

Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union by area, yet has the second lowest population density (23.5 people per sq km) Sweden National Day Facts

The people of Sweden love Donald Duck. So much, that in 2006 they had to make voting for him illegal. Sweden National Day Facts

There is a Golf Club on the border between Sweden and Finland where half the holes are in one country and half in the other. Sweden National Day Facts

In Sweden, your car headlights have to be on at all times when driving, even in broad daylight. Sweden National Day Facts

Sweden has the oldest central bank in the world which began operating in 1668. Sweden National Day Facts

Sweden and Finland are the only countries in the world that have earned a medal at every Olympics since 1908. Sweden National Day Facts

Sweden has the highest number of McDonald’s restaurants per capita in Europe, with 227 restaurants. Sweden National Day Facts

Sweden has the highest number of choirs per capita in the world. Sweden National Day Facts

Swedish wasn't made the official language of Sweden until 2009. Sweden National Day Facts

Sweden has remained neutral in all wars since 1814, including World Wars I and II. Sweden National Day Facts
Back to Sweden National Day

Using our facts

Feel free to use our facts in your website, news article or on your company intranet. All we ask is that you acknowledge the source and link back to this page, like this: 'Source:www.officeholidays.com'

Translate this page