The 6th of June is the national day of Sweden and even though we do not celebrate it with as much vigor as the French or even the Norwegians it is a good opportunity for us expats to feel proud of our heritage.
This is why the embassy, in close cooperation with Swedish business, have for the second time come together to create what we have chosen to call “Sweden Day”
This year it was held over three days with a sparkling kick-off at the ambassador’s residence on the 6th of June where we enjoyed the sweet tunes of Katie Goes to Tokyo (www.katiegoestotokyo.com) and cooled ourselves with tasty cocktails and wines.
Friday was all about those young at heart and full of vigor when we tore down the house viking style at club Velours in Aoyma. Led by our master of Rock Leo Imai (www.leoimai.com) guests were treated to an evening of live music followed by me on the decks spinning some classic Swedish hits. The party went on until the break of dawn and with 320 participants it was nothing less than a whopping success!
Saturday was for families (and curing hang overs) and since the weather gods smiled on us in these rainy times we had no less than 1000 guests who frolicked in Hot Dogs, Meatballs, Salmon sandwiches, Cinnamon Rolls, May Pole dancing, Beer Drinking, Music Performance, Merry Go round rides and much much more.
Having been part of the organization of all of this (and especially Sweden Night) I know how much work has gone into making all of this such a great success.
I want to say thank you to all the organizers for all their hard work and dedication.
But most of all I want to say thank you to all of you who came down and spent time with us over these three days.
I hope you, like me, got to feel really Swedish even if it was just for a little while.
See you all next year!