Public holidays in Sweden 2018-2022
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.Back to overview: Sweden
Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.
Movable Holidays in Sweden
|Vasa run||Vasaloppet||Mar 3||Mar 2||Mar 7||Mar 6||Mar 5|
|Good Friday||Långfredagen||Mar 30||Apr 19||Apr 10||Apr 2||Apr 15|
|Easter Monday||Annandag påsk||Apr 2||Apr 22||Apr 13||Apr 5||Apr 18|
|Ascension of Christ||Kristi himmelfärds dag||May 10||May 30||May 21||May 13||May 26|
|Whit Sunday||Pingstdag||May 20||Jun 9||May 31||May 23||Jun 5|
|Whit Monday||Pingst annandad||May 21||Jun 10||Jun 1||May 24||Jun 6|
|Mother's Day||Mors dag||May 27||May 26||May 31||May 30||May 29|
|Midsummer evening||midsommarafton||Jun 22||Jun 21||Jun 19||Jun 25||Jun 24|
|Midsummer Day||midsommar dag||Jun 23||Jun 22||Jun 20||Jun 26||Jun 25|
|Thanksgiving||Skördefest||Sep 30||Sep 29||Sep 27||Sep 26||Sep 25|
|All Saints' Day||Alla Helgons dag||Nov 3||Nov 2||Oct 31||Nov 6||Nov 5|
|Father's Day||Fars dag||Nov 11||Nov 10||Nov 8||Nov 14||Nov 13|
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