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Nordic National Days

Almost every nation commemorates its formation, independence, or freedom on a specific day. Let's take a quick look at the Nordic independence days, with three of them falling in June! Each of these days are an important occasion for the Nordic countries, filled with national pride, celebrations, and reflections on their history and journey.

Danish Constitution Day

Date: June 5th

Name: Grundlovsdag

Significance: The signing of both the first constitution in 1849 and the current constitution in 1953.

Finnish Independence Day

Date: December 6th

Name: Itsenäisyyspäivä

Significance: Finland’s independence from Russia in 1917 after the Russian Revolution.

Icelandic National Day

Date: June 13th

Name: Þjóðhátíðardagurinn

Significance: The establishment of The Republic of Iceland on June 17, 1944, and marking the end of Iceland's longstanding connections with Denmark.

Norwegian Constitution Day

Date: May17th

Name: Syttende Mai

Significance: Signing of Norwegian constitution in 1814 when Norway declared itself an independent nation separate from Sweden.

Swedish National Day

Date: June 6th

Name: Sveriges Nationaldag

Significance: Gustav Vasa being elected king (June 6,1523) and the adoption of a new constitution (June 6,1809).


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