Monday, June 06, 2016

National Holiday

It is the 6 June and we celebrate the national holiday of Sweden. We do not have many traditions for the national holiday, but it is nice to celebrate it, nevertheless.

Interestingly enough, this is also the anniversary of the British, American, and Canadian landing in Normandy in 1944. This was a decisive event of the Second World War, not so much to win the war, but to save Western Europe to freedom and democracy, so it would not fall in the hands of the Soviet Union army. We could celebrate this as well in Sweden, because it probably saved Sweden from falling into the Soviet Union sphere of interest after the war. Sweden could preserve her democracy and stay free. Sweden took no part in the war, I guess this is why the liberation of the West has never been much celebrated here.

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