New Swedes welcomed in citizen ceremonies on National Day

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National Day celebrations saw many new Swedes officially welcomed in citizen ceremonies across the country.

The Irfani family from Pakistan were some of the 4,878 people in Gothenburg who received Swedish citizenship last year and were partaking in the speeches, music and refreshments at a ceremony in Slottsskogen.

"We have been in Sweden almost 11 years, we are very pleased," they say.

Almost 64,000 people became Swedish citizens last year according to statistics from SCB, double the amount ten years previously.

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