Opening of the 2020 Riksdag session

17 June 2020 klockan 13.44

The opening of the Riksdag session, which marks the start of the new parliamentary year, will take place on 8 September. As a result of the corona pandemic, there will be a restricted number of people attending the ceremony in the Chamber of the Riksdag this year.

The 2020/21 Riksdag session will open on 8 September. Usually, the members of the Riksdag, the Royal Family, the Government and a large number of invited guests participate in the ceremony during the opening of the Riksdag session. This year, because of the corona pandemic, it will not be possible to carry out the ceremony as usual. For example, a limited number of people will be in attendance on location in the Chamber, and all the activities normally contained in the programme for the opening of the Riksdag session will not take place.

To make it possible for everyone who wishes to experience the ceremony on 8 September to do so, we would like to recommend and all of the Riksdag's other digital channels.

For further information, please contact

Sabine Dubreuil, Head of the Department for Visits, Education and Events at the Riksdag Administration, telephone +46 8 786 58 79, email