Celebrate Sweden's National Day at American Swedish Historical Museum - with free admission and more!

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
1900 Pattison Avenue
United States

Stop by the American Swedish Historical Museum and help us celebrate Sweden's National Day! Enjoy free museum admission (including ongoing exhibition Do You Know Pippi Longstocking?), indulge in Swedish strawberry cake, coffee or saft, make your own Swedish flag or get one painted on your cheek. There will also be guided tours of the museum, starting at 11am and 2pm. All complimentary!

For more information visit www.americanswedish.org/calendar.htm, or call 215-389-1776.

Plenty of free parking just outside the museum in the FDR Park. Also close to Broad Street Subway Line (AT&T station), and bus stop (bus 17).

Swedes don’t always wear their flag on their sleeve or display blustery patriotism, as we sometimes see in the US. But in recent years, they have added National Day (Sveriges nationaldag), to their roster of official holidays. It is celebrated each year on June 6th, and is similar to the US’s 4th of July. Originally referred to as Flag Day, the date is in honor of King Gustav Vasa’s ascent to the throne in 1523, which is regarded by many as the founding of present-day Sweden.

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Arts and Culture
History and Preservation