Scania: The Scanian Flag Day
The celebration of the regional flag of Scania has been going on since 1967 next year will be the 40th anniversary. According to some scholars the Scanian flag may be the oldest in Scandinavia traceable back to when the Pope opened his first Scandinavian representation in 1103 in the Scanian municipality of Dalby.
Unfortunately the Scanian flag has been neglected in the shadow of the regional flag of Svealand, which was elevated to the Swedish state flag.
The use of the Scanian flag has varied in popularity depending on the need for the state to manifest nationalism for various purposes during the last century-and-a-half or so. In latter years, however, as regionalism in Europe has gotten a stronger foothold in society, the use of the use of the Scanian flag and its red and yellow colours have become much more common. Tomorrow Sunday, is the time to fly the Scanian flag wherever possible.
Those of us who live nearby are welcome to spend a few hours at the site of the official Flag Day celebrations at Kronetorps MÃ¶lla in ArlÃ¶v.