Sweden Flag

Sweden Flag
Sweden Flag
  • Official Name:Konungariket Sverige.
  • Capital: Stockholm
  • Area: 449, 964 Sq. km
  • Official Language:Swedish
  • National Flag: Blue with a yellow Scandinavian cross.
  • Flag Ratio: 5:8
  • National Anthem: Du Gamla du Fria Thou ancient thou freeborn (1880)
Sweden Flag Information
Use Civil and state flag and ensign
Proportion 5:8 or 16:10
Adopted June 22, 1906
Use War flag and naval ensign
Proportion 1:2
Flag Adopted Dates back to the mid-1600s.
National Flag Days of Sweden
Date English Name Local Name Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day Nyårsdagen  
January 28 The King's name day Konungens namnsdag H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf
March 12 Name day of the Heir Apparent Kronprinsessans namnsdag H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria
Moveable Sunday Easter Day Påskdagen First Sunday after the first full moon on or after March 21
April 30 The King's birthday Konungens födelsedag H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf
May 1 May Day Första maj  
Moveable Sunday Pentecost Pingstdagen 50 days after Easter
June 6 National Day of Sweden Sveriges Nationaldag Flag day. Official holiday from 2005.
Third Saturday of June Midsummer Day Midsommardagen  
July 14 Birthday of the Heiress Apparent Kronprinsessans födelsedag H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria
August 8 The Queen's name day Drottningens namnsdag H.M. Queen Silvia
Third Sunday of September Election Day to the Riksdag Dag för val till riksdagen Elections held every four years
October 24 United Nations Day FN-dagen  
November 6 Gustavus Adolphus Day Gustav Adolfsdagen Battle of Lützen 1632
December 10 Alfred Nobel Day Nobeldagen The Nobel Awards Ceremony
December 23 The Queen's birthday Drottningens födelsedag H.M. Queen Silvia
December 25 Christmas Day Juldagen  
Sweden Flag Pictures
Sweden War  Flag and Naval Ensign
Sweden War Flag and Naval Ensign
Flags of Sweden and Norway in 1899
Flags of Sweden and Norway in 1899
Union badge used in Swedish flags 1844–1905
Union badge used in Swedish flags 1844–1905
Swedish and Norwegian civil ensign 1818–1844
Swedish and Norwegian civil ensign 1818–1844