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.


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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

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


Movable Holidays in Sweden

holidayLocal name20182019202020212022
Vasa runVasaloppetMar 3Mar 2Mar 7Mar 6Mar 5
Good FridayLångfredagenMar 30Apr 19Apr 10Apr 2Apr 15
Easter MondayAnnandag påskApr 2Apr 22Apr 13Apr 5Apr 18
Ascension of ChristKristi himmelfärds dagMay 10May 30May 21May 13May 26
Whit SundayPingstdagMay 20Jun 9May 31May 23Jun 5
Whit MondayPingst annandadMay 21Jun 10Jun 1May 24Jun 6
Mother's DayMors dagMay 27May 26May 31May 30May 29
Midsummer eveningmidsommaraftonJun 22Jun 21Jun 19Jun 25Jun 24
Midsummer Daymidsommar dagJun 23Jun 22Jun 20Jun 26Jun 25
ThanksgivingSkördefestSep 30Sep 29Sep 27Sep 26Sep 25
All Saints' DayAlla Helgons dagNov 3Nov 2Oct 31Nov 6Nov 5
Father's DayFars dagNov 11Nov 10Nov 8Nov 14Nov 13