Come to Sweden

Come to Sweden- Swedish Flag Day A4 Poster


In spring 1893, the first spring festival was held at Skansen in Stockholm on the initiative of Skansen’s founder Artur Hazelius. The festival ended on June 6th with a large flag festival. In 1916, a board for the Swedish Flag Day was formed to promote a national gathering around the flag. This beautiful poster by Gustaf Ankacrona was created for that event.
Thus, 6 June officially became Swedish Flag Day. The idea was to create a day of ”unity and understanding between all Swedes”, regardless of political colour. Flag Day became Sweden’s official national day in 1983 and a national holiday from 2005.

Artist Gustaf Ankacrona

Originally Published 1916

A4 Size Poster