National Day 2021 – celebrate with Sweden!
On 6 June we celebrated the National Day of Sweden with music, dance, cooking and more! Watch some highlights on YouTube.
Sweden.se's National Day celebration 2021 was packed with entertainment! Highlights from our show 'National Day 2021 – celebrate with Sweden!' are available on YouTube.
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, performed from his summerhouse in Bohuslän on the Swedish west coast.
We joined 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, performed from the legendary Ingrid studio in Stockholm.
Trapptoner all work at a hospital in Jönköping. Nurse Matilda Adolfsson and her doctor colleagues Jan Thollander and Sven Lagerberg spread love and hope with their beautiful and touching music on social media.
Royalty and more
And the programme included lots more! Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess and Her Family sent a National Day greeting. Tiktok phenomenon and comedian Liam Kalevi dug deeper into why we actually celebrate our National Day. The Cullberg dance company showed a different reality in 'Cullberg working from home'.
Food for a feast
As if that wasn't enough, choirs made eyes tear and chefs made mouths water. Speaking of which, here are some lovely recipes for a festive meal, anytime.