In Sweden the celebrations for the National Day are very quiet and a bit reluctant, for Swedish people it’s almost a little scary to be proud over their country, what if we offend somebody when we say it’s great to be Swedish?
Our neighbor country Norway is basically the opposite, National day on 17th of May is a fantastic party where all Norwegians celebrate that they live in the best country in the Nordics. It’s a wild and happy party compared to the quiet, calm city of Stockholm today.
But perhaps Swedish people will appreciate their country more moving forward as we now are much more a part of the global world and so many people have already come to Sweden and many more are waiting to come to Sweden for a better life.
We have incredibly much to be proud of so let’s hope we will have the courage to celebrate this also.