Public Holidays in Sweden
Sweden observes several public holidays throughout the year. Here are the major public holidays in Sweden:
- New Year's Day (Nyårsdagen) - January 1st: Celebrated with gatherings, fireworks, and traditional New Year's meals.
- Epiphany (Trettondedag jul) - January 6th: Marks the end of the Christmas season and is celebrated with church services and processions.
- Good Friday (Långfredagen) - Date varies (the Friday before Easter): A Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus, marked by church services and quiet reflection.
- Easter Sunday (Påskdagen) - Date varies (usually in March or April): Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, often observed with church services and Easter egg traditions.
- Easter Monday (Annandag påsk) - Date varies (the day after Easter Sunday): A continuation of the Easter celebrations, with many Swedes enjoying outdoor activities.
- Labour Day (Första maj) - May 1st: A day dedicated to workers' rights, often marked by parades and demonstrations.
- Ascension Day (Kristi himmelsfärds dag) - Date varies (usually in May): Marks the ascension of Jesus to heaven, often observed with church services and outdoor activities.
- National Day (Nationaldagen) - June 6th: Celebrates Sweden's national identity with flag ceremonies, parades, and various cultural events.
- Midsummer's Eve (Midsommarafton) - The Friday closest to June 24th: One of the most important holidays in Sweden, celebrated with traditional dances, the raising of the maypole, and gatherings in the countryside.
- All Saints' Day (Alla helgons dag) - The first Saturday in November: A day to remember and honor the deceased, often marked by visits to cemeteries and candlelight vigils.
- Christmas Day (Juldagen) - December 25th: A continuation of Christmas festivities, including church services and family gatherings.
- Boxing Day (Annandag jul) - December 26th: Another day of Christmas observance, often with family visits and meals.
Upcoming Holidays (next six months)
|Christmas||December 25||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||December 26||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day||January 01||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Epiphany||January 06||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||March 29||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Sunday||March 31||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||April 01||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Ascension Day||May 09||Thursday||Public Holiday|