June 6th is The National Day of Sweden. Gustav Vasa was elected to be King in 1523 and Sweden became an independent state. Since 2005 it´s a national holiday. It´s very common to get together with friends and family for a picnic in the park or a barbeque.
Swedish National Anthem:
Technically the day is almost over in Sweden since California is ten hours behind..
The pictures in today’s post is typical Swedish things and pictures from my photogallery of my favorite places in Sweden, hard to choose I have so many :) Like California the landscape in Sweden is very different from the North to the South.
|Swedish Dala Horse, "Dala Häst". Often seen as a symbol of Sweden.|
AND it´s made in Dalarna, the region in the middle of Sweden where I was born.
|Typical Swedish landscape in springtime.|
|Traditional Swedish Cinnamon Bun, Kanel Bulle. |
If I had to choose one pastry that I enjoy baking the most: this is it!
It smells wonderful and they are delicious.
|Icelandic Horse, Draumur från Lillla Strängshemmet.|
|Timber and forestry is one of Swedens major export industries and birch trees are typical scenes in the landscape.|
|Kinnekulle, protected National Forest Area.|
|Sweden have MANY lakes of different sizes.|
|Nolhaga Park in Alingsås, Southern Sweden.|
|My Icelandic Horse, Pjakkur Från Mysinen sleeping on a lush, green meadow.|
|Lake Mjörn, recreational area in Alingsås, Southern Sweden.|
|Pjakkur, Icelandic Horse.|
|Marstrand popular island in Bohuslän.|
|View from Marstrand over the mainland.|
|Swedish summer :)|
|Riding my greenbroke young horse at Lagmansholms Herrgård last summer.|