Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.
Moving Holidays in Sweden
|Vasa run||Vasaloppet||Mar, 6th||Mar, 5th||Mar, 4th||Mar, 2nd||Mar, 8th|
|Good Friday||Långfredagen||Apr, 2nd||Apr, 15th||Apr, 7th||Mar, 29th||Apr, 18th|
|Easter Monday||Annandag påsk||Apr, 5th||Apr, 18th||Apr, 10th||Apr, 1st||Apr, 21st|
|Ascension of Christ||Kristi himmelfärds dag||May, 13th||May, 26th||May, 18th||May, 9th||May, 29th|
|Whit Sunday||Pingstdag||May, 23rd||Jun, 5th||May, 28th||May, 19th||Jun, 8th|
|Whit Monday||Pingst annandad||May, 24th||Jun, 6th||May, 29th||May, 20th||Jun, 9th|
|Mother's Day||Mors dag||May, 30th||May, 29th||May, 28th||May, 26th||May, 25th|
|Midsummer evening||Midsommarafton||Jun, 25th||Jun, 24th||Jun, 23rd||Jun, 21st||Jun, 20th|
|Midsummer Day||midsommar dag||Jun, 26th||Jun, 25th||Jun, 24th||Jun, 22nd||Jun, 21st|
|Thanksgiving||Skördefest||Sep, 26th||Sep, 25th||Sep, 24th||Sep, 29th||Sep, 28th|
|All Saints' Day||Alla Helgons dag||Nov, 6th||Nov, 5th||Nov, 4th||Nov, 2nd||Nov, 1st|
|Father's Day||Fars dag||Nov, 14th||Nov, 13th||Nov, 12th||Nov, 10th||Nov, 9th|
A special feature of the Swedish calendar is the midsummer festival. The day of the summer solstice is the longest day of the year and in the northern regions the sun actually shines 24 hours a day. This is celebrated with the Midsommarfest on the following Saturday. If the solstice falls on a Sunday, it is also celebrated purely and the Saturday before it is also declared a holiday.
After Midsummer's Day there is a long period of work. Because up to the celebration of the all saints' day in the first November week there are no further work-free days. And also All Saints' Day has a special feature in Sweden: "Alla helgons dag" is not always celebrated on November 1, but on the first Saturday in November. From 1772 to 1953, the day was even on the first Sunday of the month and thus never became a work-free day.
A long way to the national holiday
The Swedish national holiday a, June 6, has a long history behind it. While almost every country has its own national holiday, the Swedes have to wait until 2005 to make it official. The 6.6. was already known as the day of the Swedish flag, but it was not a public holiday. But the date is actually quite obvious: June 6th 1523 Gustav Vasas was crowned king, which made Sweden independent from Denmark. And also on 6 June - but in 1809 - the current constitution was adopted.