Swedish National Day

Virtual Celebration

June 6, 11.45–13 EDT

Sweden celebrates the National Day on 6 June in honor of two historical events: Gustav Vasa being elected king (6 June 1523) and the adoption of a new constitution (6 June 1809). 

Hosted by The Swedish Group in Toronto: 

Swedish General Consulate, SCCC, Business Sweden, SWEA, Swedish Church, Swedish Press, Swedish Network Toronto, Swedish School


Special orders available from EnVille, gift cards from IKEA for the draw and receive a special $50 voucher from Fjällräven Canada*.

*Terms and conditions may apply.

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June 6 the CN-Tower and Niagra Falls are going to be lit up in Swedish Colors. Since we can’t meet in person, join our virtual celebration! 11.45 13.00

11.45 Check-in / Meet and greet
Swedish Rhapsody
12.00 Inmarsch, Toronto Swedish Folk DancersWelcoming by Lars Henriksson
Greetings from Ambassador Mr. Urban Ahlin, and Honorary consul in Vancouver Mr. Thomas Gradin
Choir music – Sugartones
Greetings from the kids at the Swedish School in Toronto
Swedish Chef – Cook along Landgång with Lennart Kleine
Music from Metropolitan Silver Band, Local band in Toronto
Claes Holmquist introducing the live speech by Maria Thorssson, Swedish Church
“Long live”, with Christina Keighren
The national anthem by Carry Persson Opera singer
Swedish Business with Lars Ruuth
Claes Holmquist introducing the Swediosh Folk band Viruspojkarna – Hälsa dem därhemma
Marie Larsson shares about the virtual celebration by the Swedish Institute virtual
Closing remarks by Lisa Quondamatteo
13.00 THANK YOU!
The link is open for another 30 mins for meeting and greeting.
Program subject to change

Recipe Landgång

For the cook along sessions with our Swedish Chef – Len Kleine,
DIY Landgång Kit online from en Ville Catering for delivery and takeout. Available in Ontario.
The kit contains everything you need to build two DIY Landgång sandwiches.

1. White bread, cut lengthwise, regular sandwich thickness
2. Butter the bread (unsalted) real butter
3. Cover bread with Leaf lettuce
4. Start with thin layer of real mayo on lettuce, sliced boiled egg (3-4 slices), 3 pieces of herring on top
5. Precooked baby-schrimps, dab of mayo on top, with half a slice of lemon and dill
6. Smoked salmon
7. Salami (mild Hungarian), sweet red pepper on top
8. Smoked Black forest Ham
9. Medium rare Angus roast beef, thin slice, dab of remoulade sauce w. dried onions, cucumber slice
10. Brie and Hawarti cheese alternate with green pimento olives

For vegetarian/vegan option:  Use diary free cheese, lox, veggie salami/ham and/or smoked tofu.

Swedish Cinnamon buns

SWEA Toronto is offering a free webinar on how to bake authentic Swedish Cinnamon Buns. Tune in June 3 at 7:00 PM EDT. 

Swedish Institute and Sweden.se's National Day celebration 2021

Sweden.se’s National Day celebration 2021 is packed with entertainment! Our show ‘National Day 2021 – celebrate with Sweden!’ will be broadcast live right here on this webpage, at 10:00 CEST and at 20:00 CEST. Check out the teaser and the programme, and read more about some of the highlights below. Click the image.