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June 6, the National Day of Sweden

On June 6, Sweden celebrates National Day (Sveriges nationaldag).

The date holds historic significance for two reasons. On June 6, 1523, the independent state of Sweden was established with the election of King Gustav Vasa. Vasa’s ascendance brought an end to the Kalmar Union and the reign of a single ruler over the kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. On the same day in 1809, Sweden adopted a new constitution granting civil rights and liberties to its citizens.

Experience National Day through the lens of the Swedes by browsing the #nationaldag hashtag.

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National Day, republic of china, taiwan, photo feature,

National Day of the Republic of China

For more photos of today’s celebration, search the hashtags #Taiwan and #Taipei, and visit the 中華民國總統府 (Office of the President) location page.

Taiwanese everywhere celebrated their 101st National Day (國慶日), also known as Double Ten Day or Double Tenth Day today. The holiday commemorates the start of the Wuchang Uprising of October 10, 1911, which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China and establishment of the Republic of China on January 1, 1912. The Government of the Republic of China later lost control of mainland China and relocated to Taiwan in 1949. The National Day is now mainly celebrated in Taiwan, but is also celebrated by some Overseas Chinese.