Today is our national day and it’s a holiday. We have actually not had a national day for especially long, before it was our Flag’s day. It has been a holiday for even a shorter time. None of us really cared but some in our parliament decided we should have it as a holiday and since we apparently can have too many holidays in this country they therefore removed another one. None of us liked that because the one they removed (Whit Monday) always came as the name says on a monday and we all got a long weekend.
Everyone, including the employers got a bit angry about that because June sixth can come on a weekend and therefore we would lose a day off, so the years when June sixth comes on a weekend we all get eight hours in our compensation bank that we can use whenever we want 🙂 The ones in our parliament should have seen that coming because Midsummer is no holiday here but few work because almost all of us get that day off with pay too 🙂
We really don’t know how to celebrate this day, it is either about a king being crowned, Gustav Vasa, a king who didn’t hesitate to slaughter people who had helped him just because they actually wanted what he had promised to give them and he got three sons all more or less insane who all became kings of Sweden for better or worse. The other reason is that we cot a new constitution this day 1809 I think it was. That is a good reason but it is sort of hard to say yippie about it 🙂 🙂
So most of us will just have a nice day off, especially since we’ll have mostly sunny weather today. It is a bit windy but I don’t mind especially since the forest flies have arrived. Still not too many but just as annoying as always 🙂 Some will go on a picnic, others to the countryside and others will mow their lawns,like I just heard a neighbor do. I mowed yesterday after work and I almost got it all mowed when the rain started to fall. I still have some to mow outside my garden so I might do that later today.
I have moved out almost all potted plants from my home, the last night with the risk of frost was the one we’ve just had and since it will be cloudy from tonight and onwards I doubt we’ll get any more frost until autumn arrives. I will repot some in bigger pots but mostly I’ll just relax today, tomorrow’s a working day so it’ll be an early night for me.