Gothenburg quadricentennial jubilee

The Gothenburg quadricentennial jubilee (Swedish: Göteborg 2021) was originally scheduled to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2021 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the city. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden, organizers have postponed the celebrations to 2023, while a small-scale event will still take place in 2021.[1] The anniversary follows the city's tricentennial jubilee held in 1923 (which was intended to be held in 1921, but was delayed due to World War I).[2]

The city was granted its founding royal charter in 1621, by King Gustavus Adolphus.


The executive committee appointed to plan the celebrations is focusing on seven themes:

  1. Green Town
  2. City of Culture
  3. Knowledge City
  4. Young Town
  5. Experience The City
  6. Growing Town
  7. Open Town

Ongoing projectsEdit

The work of several existing projects is being integrated into the overall jubilee project:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Göteborgs 400-årsjubileum ställer om 2021–2023". (in Swedish). 11 September 2020. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Efter krismöte: Göteborgs 400-årsjubileum kan senareläggas" [After crisis meeting: Gothenburg's 400th anniversary can be postponed]. DN.SE (in Swedish). 2020-08-12. Retrieved 2021-02-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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