Name Day of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden Date in the current year: March 12, 2017

Name Day of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden In Sweden, birthdays and name days of the king, the queen, and the heir apparent are official flag days. For example, the name day of Crown Princess Victoria is celebrated on March 12.

In 1901, the Swedish Academy adopted the Swedish name day calendar in which almost every day of the year had a corresponding name. The calendar lost its official status in 1972. In 2001, a work group led by the Swedish Academy adopted a new, updated name day calendar. It has no official status, but is nonetheless widely used. According to the Swedish name day calendar, the name day of Victoria is celebrated on March 12.

Crown Princess Victoria was born on July 14, 1977 to King Carl XVI Gustaf, who had ascended the Swedish throne four years before her birth, and Queen Silvia. She was designated Crown Princes in 1979 and formally became the first in the line of succession in 1980, when the Act of Succession introducing absolute primogeniture came into effect.

As heir apparent, Victoria steps in as a temporary regent when needed and is eligible to act as Head of State when her father is out of the country. She also makes official trips abroad as a representative of Sweden and runs the Crown Princess Victoria’s Fund that helps disabled Swedish children.

On the name day of Crown Princess Victoria, the national flag of Sweden is flown on all public flagpoles and buildings from sunrise to sunset. Flag days in Sweden are not public holidays.

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Anniversaries and Memorial Days

Country

Sweden

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flag days in Sweden, holidays in Sweden, name day of Crown Princess Victoria, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden