Namesday of the Queen in Sweden
Namesday of the Queen in Sweden is held on August 8. On this day in 1901, the Swedish naming calendar, established by the Swedish Academy, was published. Namesday of the Queen, dedicated to this event, gained official status by 1972. This event in the first decade of the month August is annual. Help us
In the Swedish calendar, most dates have one or two names attached to them! So-called namnsdagar (name days), the practice comes from the history of christening in Sweden.
Certain name-days are also designated in law as flag a day, i.e. days when the Swedish flag should be flown. These are the name days of the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf (on January 28), the Swedish Queen Silvia (August 8), and the Crown Princess Victoria (March 12).
One such day is Name Day of Queen Silvia that falls on August 8. Queen Silvia of Sweden was born on December 23, 1943, as Silvia Renate Sommerlath. Queen Silvia is involved in numerous charity organizations, most of which concern the fields of disadvantaged children. She has made numerous statements about human rights and the sexual exploitation of children.
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