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#1 Etzel

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 01:52 PM

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Today, the 6th of June, is the National Day of Sweden. The least celebrated holiday in Sweden  :tongue: Well, that's not completely true but it isn't a very big holiday and hardly anyone knows why we celebrate this day. But I thought I would do at least something so here is a little MOC.
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Tonight it's time to kick some Danish @$$ in football :devil: Go Sweden!

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 02:10 PM

I wish it was possible to build my flag with Lego bricks :(

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 02:20 PM

View Postcagri, on Jun 6 2009, 04:10 PM, said:

I wish it was possible to build my flag with Lego bricks :(

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Yeah, that's a difficult one. Maybe if you make it really, really big  :tongue:

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 02:27 PM

View PostEtzel, on Jun 6 2009, 08:52 AM, said:

Today, the 6th of June, is the National Day of Sweden. The least celebrated holiday in Sweden  :tongue: Well, that's not completely true but it isn't a very big holiday and hardly anyone knows why we celebrate this day. But I thought I would do at least something so here is a little MOC.

Nice MOC commemorating the day!  Though I have yet to visit Sweden...it is on my list as soon as I can get over into the Scandinavian countries.  Enjoy the day and the football match.   :thumbup:  

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 02:38 PM

Always found it funny how different Norway and Sweden are in this regard, in Norway the National Day (17th of May) is a huge thing, with children parades all over the country and massive TV coverage. But nothing like that in Sweden, even though we are so similar in most ways.

Anyway, happy national day to all the swedes out there :classic:
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Posted 06 June 2009 - 02:42 PM

View PostQuarryman, on Jun 6 2009, 05:38 PM, said:

Always found it funny how different Norway and Sweden are in this regard, in Norway the National Day (17th of May) is a huge thing, with children parades all over the country and massive TV coverage. But nothing like that in Sweden, even though we are so similar in most ways.

Same here, it's a festival all day long! We use every excuse to celebrate, we have 3 national days   :cry_happy:  But Swedes seem to be more interested in the football games  :classic:

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 04:37 PM

View PostEtzel, on Jun 6 2009, 03:52 PM, said:

Today, the 6th of June, is the National Day of Sweden. The least celebrated holiday in Sweden  :tongue: Well, that's not completely true but it isn't a very big holiday and hardly anyone knows why we celebrate this day. But I thought I would do at least something so here is a little MOC.
So why do you celebrate this day. Or is it just about being Swedish?
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#8 Etzel

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 05:42 PM

View PostL-space, on Jun 6 2009, 06:37 PM, said:

So why do you celebrate this day. Or is it just about being Swedish?
Well, there is two main reasons. The first is that Gustav Vasa was elected King of Sweden the 6th of June 1523 which definitely ended Sweden's part in the Kalmar Union (with Denmark and Norway) and becoming of an independent country. The second is the introduction of the new Instrument of Government 1809.
But as I wrote before, not many Swedes know of this and I think that nowadays it's just about being Swedish and having a day off  :tongue:

Later this month, the 19th, we have the Midsummer's Eve holiday which is much more celebrated and a bigger part of Swedish culture. I guess the closeness to this and other big events, like graduations, contribute to making the National Day less attractive as a holiday  :sceptic:

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 05:46 PM

Nice!  :classic:  On my new blog ther is also a few mini-mans celebrating National Day of Sweden. Check it!

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 06:00 PM

Wow, the swedes get a holiday. Happy day of the trader vikings.
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Posted 06 June 2009 - 06:27 PM

View PostEtzel, on Jun 6 2009, 07:42 PM, said:

Well, there is two main reasons. The first is that Gustav Vasa was elected King of Sweden the 6th of June 1523 which definitely ended Sweden's part in the Kalmar Union (with Denmark and Norway) and becoming of an independent country. The second is the introduction of the new Instrument of Government 1809.
But as I wrote before, not many Swedes know of this and I think that nowadays it's just about being Swedish and having a day off  :tongue:

Later this month, the 19th, we have the Midsummer's Eve holiday which is much more celebrated and a bigger part of Swedish culture. I guess the closeness to this and other big events, like graduations, contribute to making the National Day less attractive as a holiday  :sceptic:
Okay, thanks for the cultural and history lesson. Always nice to know I think.  :thumbup:
Now I can impress whatever Swede I meet.  :tongue:

And just being Swedish would do it for a lot of us as well.  :laugh:

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 06:30 PM

Well congrats Sweden, for something! :thumbup:

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I wish it was possible to build my flag with Lego bricks :(

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:18 PM

That makes the Swedish half of me proud.

Btw, this thread reminds me of this episode

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 11:50 PM

It's like Polish National day of Flag and Coat of Arms of Poland - one day off, but no one knows why  :pir-wink: .

And Happy National Day!

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 09:02 PM

View PostEtzel, on Jun 6 2009, 03:52 PM, said:

Today, the 6th of June, is the National Day of Sweden. The least celebrated holiday in Sweden  :tongue: Well, that's not completely true but it isn't a very big holiday and hardly anyone knows why we celebrate this day. But I thought I would do at least something so here is a little MOC.
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Tonight it's time to kick some Danish @$$ in football :devil: Go Sweden!

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 01:06 PM

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Tonight it's time to kick some Danish @$$ in football :devil: Go Sweden!
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 04:44 PM

Nice one Etzel! I was on a wedding in Leksand on the 6th:
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During the wedding dinner we got updates on the football game :cry_sad:, congrats to you KimT and the rest of the Pølsemæn.

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