Public holidays in Sweden 2019-2023

The legal holidays of the Swedes are strongly oriented towards Christianity - no wonder with a population that consists almost exclusively of Lutherans. As in many other countries, Easter Sunday and Pentecost Sunday are not holidays, as they fall on a free Sunday anyway. Some holidays, such as All Saints' Day, are variable and always fall on a Saturday.

A special feature of the Swedish calendar is the Midsummer Festival. The day of the summer solstice is the long day of the year and in the northern regions the sun actually shines for 24 hours. This is celebrated with the Midsummer Festival on the following Saturday. If the solstice falls on a Sunday, but the Saturday before it is declared a holiday.


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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

holidayLocal namedate
New YearNyårsdagenJan, 1st
EpiphanyTrettondedag julJan, 6th
Day 20 KnutTjugondedag KnutJan, 13th
Valentine's DayAlla hjärtans dagFeb, 14th
AnnunciationMarie BebådelsedagMar, 25th
Walpurgis EveningValborgsmässoaftonApr, 30th
Labor DayValborgMay, 1st
National holidayNational dagJun, 6th
Lucia festivalLuciadagenDec, 13th
1st Christmas HolidayJuldagenDec, 25th
2nd Christmas HolidayAnnandag julDec, 26th
New Year's EveNyårsaftonDec, 31st


Moving Holidays in Sweden

holidayLocal name20192020202120222023
Vasa runVasaloppetMar, 2ndMar, 7thMar, 6thMar, 5thMar, 4th
Good FridayLångfredagenApr, 19thApr, 10thApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7th
Easter MondayAnnandag påskApr, 22ndApr, 13thApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10th
Mother's DayMors dagMay, 26thMay, 31stMay, 30thMay, 29thMay, 28th
Ascension of ChristKristi himmelfärds dagMay, 30thMay, 21stMay, 13thMay, 26thMay, 18th
Whit SundayPingstdagJun, 9thMay, 31stMay, 23rdJun, 5thMay, 28th
Whit MondayPingst annandadJun, 10thJun, 1stMay, 24thJun, 6thMay, 29th
Midsummer eveningmidsommaraftonJun, 21stJun, 19thJun, 25thJun, 24thJun, 23rd
Midsummer Daymidsommar dagJun, 22ndJun, 20thJun, 26thJun, 25thJun, 24th
ThanksgivingSkördefestSep, 29thSep, 27thSep, 26thSep, 25thSep, 24th
All Saints' DayAlla Helgons dagNov, 2ndOct, 31stNov, 6thNov, 5thNov, 4th
Father's DayFars dagNov, 10thNov, 8thNov, 14thNov, 13thNov, 12th