This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Sweden. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 6 Sunday Epiphany Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Public holiday

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 22 Monday Easter Monday Public holiday

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in many countries.

April 30 Tuesday Walpurgis Night Observance

In many countries of Western Europe this night is celebrated as spring holiday, which goes back to pre-Christian traditions.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 26 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Last Sunday of May in Sweden

May 30 Thursday Ascension Day Public holiday

This holiday commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter

June 6 Thursday National Day of Sweden Public holiday

Formerly Swedish Flag Day, since 1983 the day was renamed to Swedish National Day by the Riksdag.

June 9 Sunday Pentecost Public holiday

The Christian feast day, which is celebrated ten days after Ascension Thursday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ

June 21 Friday Midsummer Eve (Svenska) Observance

The day marks the ancient middle of Summer. Midsummer's day is a Saturday between June 20 and June 26, but as is usual the actual celebration is on the eve, i.e. a Friday between June 19 and June 25.

June 22 Saturday Midsummer Public holiday

The day marks the ancient middle of Summer. Midsummer's day is a Saturday between June 20 and June 26, but as is usual the actual celebration is on the eve, i.e. a Friday between June 19 and June 25.

November 2 Saturday All Saints' Day Public holiday

In Finland and Sweden, All Saints Day is celebrated on the Saturday between 31 October and 6 November.

November 10 Sunday Father's Day Observance

A celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Second Sunday in November in Finland, Sweden, and Norway.

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 26 Thursday Boxing Day Public holiday

A holiday celebrated on the day after Christmas Day and also Saint Stephen's Day or Second Christmas Day in some countries or Day of Goodwill (South Africa)

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

Holidays in Sweden in 2019

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Sweden. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 6 Sunday Epiphany Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Public holiday

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 22 Monday Easter Monday Public holiday

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in many countries.

April 30 Tuesday Walpurgis Night Observance

In many countries of Western Europe this night is celebrated as spring holiday, which goes back to pre-Christian traditions.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 26 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Last Sunday of May in Sweden

May 30 Thursday Ascension Day Public holiday

This holiday commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter

June 6 Thursday National Day of Sweden Public holiday

Formerly Swedish Flag Day, since 1983 the day was renamed to Swedish National Day by the Riksdag.

June 9 Sunday Pentecost Public holiday

The Christian feast day, which is celebrated ten days after Ascension Thursday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ

June 21 Friday Midsummer Eve (Svenska) Observance

The day marks the ancient middle of Summer. Midsummer's day is a Saturday between June 20 and June 26, but as is usual the actual celebration is on the eve, i.e. a Friday between June 19 and June 25.

June 22 Saturday Midsummer Public holiday

The day marks the ancient middle of Summer. Midsummer's day is a Saturday between June 20 and June 26, but as is usual the actual celebration is on the eve, i.e. a Friday between June 19 and June 25.

November 2 Saturday All Saints' Day Public holiday

In Finland and Sweden, All Saints Day is celebrated on the Saturday between 31 October and 6 November.

November 10 Sunday Father's Day Observance

A celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Second Sunday in November in Finland, Sweden, and Norway.

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 26 Thursday Boxing Day Public holiday

A holiday celebrated on the day after Christmas Day and also Saint Stephen's Day or Second Christmas Day in some countries or Day of Goodwill (South Africa)

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

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