Namesday of the Queen Silvia Date in the current year: August 8, 2016

Namesday of the Queen Silvia Sweden has its own days, when the flag is flown on all public buildings and flagpoles. One of such days is Namesdsay of the Queen Silvia, that falls on August 8.

Queen Silvia of Sweden was born on December 23, 1943 as Silvia Renate Sommerlath. She married Carl XVI Gustaf on June 19, 1976. Despite her non-royal origin, Silvia easily fit into the country’s expectations. The press quickly warmed to Queen Silvia and soon began publishing admiring articles about her.

Queen Silvia is involved in numerous charity organizations, most of them concern the fields of disadvantaged children. She has made numerous statements about human rights and sexual exploitation of children. Her statement opened eyes for many people that such problem exists.

Queen Silvia co-founded the World Childhood Foundation in 1999, that supports children at risk around the world. The Foundation supports girls and young mothers and protects children from sexual abuse. It works in 17 countries, involving 115 different programs.

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