Gustavus Aldolphus Day in Sweden

November 6 is Gustavus Aldolphus Day in Sweden in memory of King Gustavus who was killed on that date in 1632 at the Battle of Lützen during the Thirty Years War. It is also a general flag day in Sweden and Finland. The day was formerly celebrated with torchlight processions and patriotic speeches. Today what remains is mainly the consumption of the Bustavux Adolphus pastry (Gustav Adolfs-bakelse in Swedish) with a chocolate or marzipan relief of the king on top.


Window dressing on Gustav Adolph Day has been released by its owners into the public domain.


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