Dates & Holidays of Sweden

Calendar of Key Dates, National Holidays, and Important Days

Updated: 5 September 2016.

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Whether you’re about to visit or just keen on learning about the culture, check out our handy little calendar to learn about the different holidays in Sweden. And as an added little bonus, we’ve listed the names of the months in the Swedish language below the month’s name in English, as well as the Swedish name for the holidays (if we could find them) :)

January & February

januari & februari
1 Jan

New Year's Day


5 Jan

Twelfth Night


6 Jan


Trettondedag jul. Also known as "Three Kings Day" - a Christian feast day.

March & April

mars & april
Varying Friday

Good Friday

Långfredagen. The Friday preceding Easter Sunday.

Varying Sunday

Easter Sunday

Påsk. Easter in "Western Christianity" is always on one Sunday between 22 March and 25 April on the Gregorian calendar, sometime during the first week after the astronomical full moon.

Varying Monday

Easter Monday

Annandag Påsk. The Monday immediately following Easter Sunday.

30 Apr

Walpurgis Night


May & June

maj & juni
1 May

International Workers' Day

Första Maj. Known alternately as "May Day" or "Labor Day."

Varying Thursday

Ascension Day

Kristi Himmelsfärds Dag. 39 days after Easter Sunday, known also as the "Fortieth Day of Easter."

Varying Sunday

Whit Sunday (Pentecost)

Pingst. 49 days after Easter Sunday.

6 Jun

National Day of Sweden

Sveriges Nationaldag.

Varying Friday

Midsummer's Eve

Midsommarafton. The Fridayday which falls during the period of 19 – 25 June, immediately before the celebration of the summer solstice on Midsummer's Day.

Varying Saturday

Midsummer's Day

Midsommardagen. The Saturday which falls during the period of 20 – 26 June. Celebrating the summer solstice.

July, August, September & October

juli, augusti, september & oktober
Varying Saturday

All Saints' Day

Alla Helgons Dag. The Saturday which falls during the period between 31 October and 6 November.

November & December

november & december
24 Dec

Christmas Eve


25 Dec



26 Dec

Second Day of Christmas (Boxing Day)

Annandag Jul.

31 Dec

New Year's Eve


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Bonus: Days of the Week in Swedish

Wednesday: onsdag
Thursday: torsdag
Friday: fredag
Saturday: lördag