Priorities, priorities. The Swedes know who their new masters are.
“Swedish Diplomats Move National Holiday to Avoid Clash With Ramadan,” by Kieran Corcoran, Heat Street, May 19, 2017 (thanks to Lookmann):
A group of Swedish diplomats moved the celebration of their national holiday forward an entire month to stop the date clashing with Ramadan.
Officials at the Swedish consulate in Jerusalem had a party for the National Day of Sweden on May 6th. The actual date of the celebration is June 6th.
A recent social media post shared photos of the event, which took place at a hotel in Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian territories:
When asked why the event had been held weeks before the proper date, the consulate responded: “Yes – the national day is on 6 June – we’re looking forward to it! But celebrations coincided with Ramadan, so we chose to bring them forward this year.”
Sweden is known for being one of the least patriotic nations in the world.
Its national day – which only became a public holiday in 2005 – is one of the few occasions when it is deemed acceptable to be overly proud to be Swedish….