Sweden Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.


1 JanSunNew Year's Day (nyårsdagen) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
6 JanFriEpiphany (trettondedag jul) - Commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the Magi, or three wise men. 13th Day of Christmas
14 AprFriGood Friday (långfredagen) - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Friday before Easter Sunday
17 AprMonEaster Monday (annandag påsk) - Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Monday after Easter Sunday
30 AprSunWalpurgis Night (Valborgsmässoafton) - End of the administrative year in the middle ages
1 MayMonLabour Day (Första maj) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
25 MayThursAscension Day (Kristi himmelsfärds dag) - It occurs 39 days after Easter Sunday. Commemorates Jesus Christ's ascension into heaven according to Christian belief
26 MayFriThe Friday after Ascension Day (May be given by some employers)
28 MaySunMother's Day - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. Last Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
6 JunTueNational Day (Sveriges nationaldag) - Celebrating this date began 1916 at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium, in honour of the election of King Gustav Vasa in 1523, as this was considered the foundation of modern Sweden
23 JunFriMidsummer Eve (midsommardagen)
24 JunSatMidsummer Day (Midsommardagen) - Northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 19 and June 25 and the preceding evening
4 NovSatAll Saints day (alla helgons dag) - Celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown. Saturday between 31 October and 6 November
12 NovSunFather's Day - Is a celebration honoring fathers. 2nd Sunday in November. Not a Public Holiday
24 DecSunChristmas Eve (Julafton) - Christmas Eve means the day before Christmas Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day (juldagen) - Celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueSecond Day of Christmas (annandag jul) - Celebrated on 26th December
31 DecSunNew Year's Eve - New Year’s Eve is one of the largest global celebrations because it marks the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, December 31, before the New Year

1 JanWedNew Year's Day
6 JanMonEpiphany
18 AprFriGood Friday
21 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayThursLabour Day
29 MayThursAscension Day
6 JunFriNational Day - Sveriges nationaldag
20 JunFriMidsummer Eve
21 JunSatMidsummer Day
1 NovSatAll Saints day
24 DecWedChristmas Eve
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriSecond Day of Christmas
31 DecWedNew Year's Eve

1 JanThursNew Year's Day
6 JanTueEpiphany
3 AprFriGood Friday
6 AprMonEaster Monday
30 AprThursWalpurgis Night - End of the administrative year in the middle ages
1 MayFriLabour Day
14 MayThursAscension Day
6 JunSatNational Day - Sveriges nationaldag
19 JunFriMidsummer Eve
20 JunSatMidsummer Day
31 OctSatAll Saints day
24 DecThursChristmas Eve
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatSecond Day of Christmas
31 DecThursNew Year's Eve

1 JanFriNew Year's Day
6 JanWedEpiphany
25 MarFriGood Friday
28 MarMonEaster Monday
30 AprSatWalpurgis Night - End of the administrative year in the middle ages
1 MaySunLabour Day
5 MayThursAscension Day
6 JunMonNational Day - Sveriges nationaldag
24 JunFriMidsummer Eve
25 JunSatMidsummer Day
5 NovSatAll Saints day
24 DecSatChristmas Eve
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonSecond Day of Christmas
31 DecSatNew Year's Eve

1 JanMonNew Year's Day
6 JanSatEpiphany (13th Day of Christmas)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
30 AprMonWalpurgis Night (End of the administrative year in the middle ages)
1 MayTueLabour Day
10 MayThursAscension Day (40yh days after Easter)
11 MayFriThe Friday after Ascension Day (May be given by some employers)
27 MaySunMother's Day (Last Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
6 JunWedNational Day (Sveriges nationaldag)
22 JunFriMidsummer Eve (Midsommarafton)
23 JunSatMidsummer Day (Midsommardagen)
3 NovSatAll Saints day (Saturday between31 October and 6 November)
11 NovSunFather's Day (2nd Sunday in November. Not a Public Holiday)
24 DecMonChristmas Eve (Julafton)
25 DecTueChristmas Day (Juldagen)
26 DecWedSecond Day of Christmas (Andra juldagen. Celebrated on 26th December)
31 DecMonNew Year's Eve

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