National Day 2021 – celebrate with Sweden!
It’s easy to feel blue these days – on 6 June we want to add a splash of yellow. Let's celebrate the National Day of Sweden with music, dance, cooking and more!
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.
– broadcast live at 10:00 and 20:00 CEST
00:00 below equals 10:00 and 20:00 CEST, respectively.
00:00 Introduction to the programme
00:01 Sketch by comedian Liam Kalevi who entertains us with his take on Swedes and our traditions
00:02 History lesson in 20 seconds: Why Swedes celebrate the National Day
00:02 Live music session with Léon
00:12 Greeting from Kalle Flodin, film photographer and YouTuber
00:14 Greeting from Charlotte Kalla, cross-country skier
00:15 National Day greeting by Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess and Her Family
00:16 Chef Camilla Hamid bakes a strawberry cake
00:22 National Day greeting by Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ann Linde
00:24 Léon returns for a final music performance
00:29 Greeting from Ruth Gullberg Isaksson, 5
00:29 Greeting from Erik Eken, sailor
00:31 Dance performance by Cullberg: ‘Cullberg working from home’
00:36 Greeting from Cycling Without Age, a Red Cross initiative
00:37 Greeting from Marcus Berg, football player
00:38 Live music session with indie band Amason
00:48 Chef Gustav Johansson makes a vegan ‘smörgåstårta’
00:52 Greeting from Sara Thunmarker Telde, journalist
00:53 Sketch by comedian Liam Kalevi
00:54 Greeting from Linda-Marie Nilsson, influencer
00:55 Greeting from Trapptoner, healthcare workers at a cardiology unit in Jönköping
00:60 Cookbook author Jessica Frej prepares potato salad and grilled salmon
01:02 Amason returns for a final music performance
01:06 Greeting from Ali Mirazimi, adjunct professor of clinical virologi at Karolinska Institutet
01:07 The Cantores Sofiae choir sings ‘En vänlig grönska’
01:10 Greeting from Nicole Kavander, podcaster and co-founder of All of us
01:11 Live music session with José González
01:21 Greeting from Emma Örtlund, actress
01:22 Greeting from Jon Henrik Fjällgren, artist and reindeer herder
01:23 Comedian Liam Kalevi returns and talks about Swedes’ relation to herring
01:24 ‘Edible Country’ – a meal on the west coast
01:25 José González returns for a final music performance
01:29 Greeting from Krakel and Linn, a deer and her best friend
01:30 Greeting from Jonas Holmberg, artistic director at Göteborg Film Festival
01:31 Jonna Sundling, cross-country skier
01:32 Swedish football fans sing the National Anthem of Sweden
01:33 The end
Singer-songwriter José González, one of Sweden’s biggest stars with a billion plus streams on Spotify, will perform for us from his summerhouse in Bohuslän on the Swedish west coast.
We'll join Léon, an international music sensation with a truly unmistakeable voice, for a gig in a Stockholm studio with some serious ABBA heritage.
Amason, named best alternative pop act at the 2020 Swedish Grammis music awards, will perform from the legendary Ingrid studio in Stockholm.
Royalty and more
And there's lots more! Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess and Her Family will send a National Day greeting. Tiktok phenomenon and comedian Liam Kalevi digs deeper into why we actually celebrate our National Day. The Cullberg dance company shows us a different reality in 'Cullberg working from home'.
Food for a feast
As if that wasn't enough, choirs will make your eyes tear and chefs your mouth water. Speaking of which, here are some lovely recipes for your National Day meal.