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    Change of holiday, but not in the Lounge

    The Lounge has for quite some time given attention to different national or international holidays, in that the different countries' flags are shown at the top of each page (or if one restrain that, a short message about the holiday).

    Last year, and previously, if I remember correct, on 6 June the Swedish flag <img src=/S/flags/Sweden.gif border=0 alt=Sweden width=30 height=18> was shown together with a comment that it was the "Swedish Flag Day". That was correct before 1983, but since then 6 June is our National Day.

    So with this year's forthcoming National Day in mind I thought it could be a good idea to mention it to our admins or Claude et al. Not that it is really important, but if mentioned it should be correct.

    Sweden's National Day
    http://www.sweden.se/templates/cs/Event____14027.aspx

    Or if one trust or like to search, one can look at CIA's The World Factbook.

    Ah well, today we're* supposed to celebrate Europe Day. Vive l'Europe! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    *I.e. we the members of the EU.

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    Re: Change of holiday, but not in the Lounge

    Thanks for the update. I shall point Claude towards this and hopefully he'll find time before then to fix it!

    BTW - I would have thought someone could have run an iron quickly over the flag on your link - it looks a bit wrinkled... <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>

    (And Happy Europe Day to you <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> )

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    Re: Change of holiday, but not in the Lounge

    <hr>BTW - I would have thought someone could have run an iron quickly over the flag on your link - it looks a bit wrinkled... <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20><hr>
    Yeah, yeah, but that's now. Do come back to that link on 6 June, and you will find a nice, smooth flag. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Change of holiday, but not in the Lounge

    I got the flag out for you, how's this? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    <IMG SRC=http://www.magicforest.co.uk/fun/flag/images/se_gif.gif>
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    Re: Change of holiday, but not in the Lounge

    Looks fine. As long as the yellow is NCS 0580-Y10R and the blue is NCS 4055-R95B; and height proportions are 4/2/4 and length proportions are 5/2/9 (10:16), I'm fine. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Change of holiday, but not in the Lounge

    Thanks Argus, fixed.
    Cheers, Claude.

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    Re: Change of holiday, but not in the Lounge

    On behalf of the Kingdom of Sweden <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>, thank you Claude.

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    Re: Change of holiday, but not in the Lounge

    Well thanks for this Argus, this thread had set me off on a frenzy of wikipediing (I think I can use that word...but I shall claim it before the Lounge pedant steps in <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>)

    I never knew that Sweden was a Kingdom....until now

    I know you know this but here is a List of Swedish Monarchs for other Loungers to see.Thanks
    Jerry

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    Re: Change of holiday, but not in the Lounge

    Jerry,
    "I never knew that Sweden was a Kingdom....until now"
    <img src=/S/shocked.gif border=0 alt=shocked width=15 height=15> What do you know? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Our King's aunt is the mother to the Queen of Denmark. Oscar II's, (great-great grandfather to the King), grandchild Astrid, Princess of Sweden, later became Queen consort of Belgium. I could go on. And if you like, include GB; our King's grandmother Margaret (Princess Margaret of Connaught) was the daughter of the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and son to Queen Victoria.

    Our Kingdom was a great power in the 17th century, (among other links Thirty Years' War. "... never knew that Sweden was a Kingdom ...". <img src=/S/igiveup.gif border=0 alt=igiveup width=31 height=23> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    As to this Wikipedia thingies, the list shows the lesser coat of arms, used by the government, and may of course be used when describing the politics and government, but when it comes to monarchs and the country, the greater coat of arms is the official.

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    Re: Change of holiday, but not in the Lounge

    <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>Well I knew it had a King just never thought of it as Kingdom (although by pure definition it is). I have never really been up on my history, let alone my European history. Mrs J tuts at me when I say things like I said in the message above....but then I tut at her with some of the things she says about computers.
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    Re: Change of holiday, but not in the Lounge

    Argus,
    Thanks for some history on my ancestral homeland!
    Swedish on my paternal side, Norwegian on my maternal side. ( not a common combination, I'm told? ) <img src=/S/notmyfault.gif border=0 alt=notmyfault width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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