Invitation: Unique flag ceremony in Stockholm, May 8

Published on : Friday, April 22, 2016

Stockholm logoOver forty countries are participating in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. To mark the opening of the Eurovision week in its true spirit, the City of Stockholm will arrange a unique and solemn Flag Ceremony. On Sunday 8th of May at 08:00, in line with the Swedish flag tradition, soldiers from the Swedish Life Guards, one of the world’s oldest regiments still in existence will raise the flags of all 43 competing countries to the music of the Royal Swedish Army band.

 

When: The Ceremony starts at 7:45. (arrival 7:30 is recommended). Skeppsbron will be closed for traffic between 07:4008:15 o’clock.

 

Where: Front of the EuroClub on Skeppsbron right in front of the Royal Palace.

 

Present:

 

 

Eva-Louise Erlandsson Slorach, the Presidency of the City Council.The Royal Swedish Army band is the largest regiment orchestra in Sweden with 50 professional musicians.

 

 

It is unusual that 43 countries’ flags will be raised at the same time in the heart of our capital. Two examples:

 

 

 

Source:- Visit Scotland

 

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