Other events during the congress

June 6th, Sweden's National Day

The tradition of celebrating a National Day in Sweden was born at Skansen. The founder Artur Hazelius wanted to establish an annual day that would be a patriotic focus for the nation and he chose 6 June. This was the day on which, in 1523, Gustav Vasa had been proclaimed king and the day on which the current constitution had been agreed in 1809.
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