The history of the flag
In the early 19th century, and to be more precise, on July 13 in the new style, the flag was officially adopted, but approved it a few decades later, only in 1899.
It is not known who was the author of such a laconic yellow cross on a blue background. The Royal decree of 1569 stated that the yellow cross should now be depicted on all banners and standards, especially this was given importance during the wars. The explanation of this symbolism is quite simple, the coat of arms of the country is a blue shield and a straight Golden cross. For the first time the flag in the form in which it has reached our days, adorned on ships. Nowadays it is only used on Royal family ships and on military ships.
in 1916, June 6 was first celebrated the day of the national flag, and a little later, in the 80s of the last century, June 6 was officially proclaimed as the national day of Sweden. Many years ago, in the 16th century, on June 6, Gustav Vasa was elected the new king and he led the country to independence.
In the early 19th century, on June 6, the Constitution was adopted, the main legislative act that regulated the freedoms and rights of every citizen of the state.
Legends and tales
A lot of interesting stories are connected with the flag, someone said that the gods themselves ordered to make such a flag, others believe that there was a sign of God in the sky in the form of a solar cross. There are many legends, but the truth is not distorted.
The Swedes themselves love to talk about their flag, happy to share folk legends. The day of statehood is celebrated in a big way, it is really a holiday for every citizen of the country.
It seems that the Swedes are born with a born sense of love for their homeland.