Updated: 5 September 2016.
Dates & Holidays of Sweden
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) :)
New Year's Day
Trettondedag jul. Also known as "Three Kings Day" - a Christian feast day.
Långfredagen. The Friday preceding 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.
Annandag Påsk. The Monday immediately following Easter Sunday.
International Workers' Day
Första Maj. Known alternately as "May Day" or "Labor Day."
Kristi Himmelsfärds Dag. 39 days after Easter Sunday, known also as the "Fortieth Day of Easter."
Whit Sunday (Pentecost)
Pingst. 49 days after Easter Sunday.
National Day of Sweden
Midsommarafton. The Fridayday which falls during the period of 19 – 25 June, immediately before the celebration of the summer solstice on Midsummer's Day.
Midsommardagen. The Saturday which falls during the period of 20 – 26 June. Celebrating the summer solstice.
All Saints' Day
Alla Helgons Dag. The Saturday which falls during the period between 31 October and 6 November.
Second Day of Christmas (Boxing Day)
New Year's Eve