Public Holidays in Sweden in 2017

Sweden Upcoming Holidays in Sweden

Ascension Day
Ascension Day

25 May 2017 This National holiday is Today!. Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven forty two days after his crucifixion

National Day
National Day

6 June 2017 This National holiday is in 12 days. Commemorates the election of King Gustav Vasa in 1523

Midsummer Eve
Midsummer Eve

23 June 2017 This National holiday is in 29 days. The Friday during the period 19 -25 June

Sweden List of national public holidays of Sweden in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Friday January 06 Jan 6 Epiphany 13th Day of Christmas
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Sunday April 30 Apr 30 Walpurgis Night End of the administrative year in the middle ages
Monday May 01 May 1 Labour Day
Thursday May 25 May 25 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Friday May 26 May 26 The Friday after Ascension Day May be given by some employers
Sunday May 28 May 28 Mother's Day Last Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Tuesday June 06 Jun 6 National Day Sveriges nationaldag
Friday June 23 Jun 23 Midsummer Eve Midsommarafton
Saturday June 24 Jun 24 Midsummer Day Midsommardagen
Saturday November 04 Nov 4 All Saints Day Saturday between October 31 and November 6
Sunday November 12 Nov 12 Father's Day 2nd Sunday in November. Not a public holiday
Sunday December 24 Dec 24 Christmas Eve Julafton
Monday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Juldagen
Tuesday December 26 Dec 26 Second Day of Christmas Andra juldagen. Celebrated on 26th December
Sunday December 31 Dec 31 New Year's Eve


National Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • Public holidays that occur on a weekend remain on that date (ie. they are not moved to another date, such as the following Monday, for example)
  • Ascension is officially only one day ( Thursday), but often the Friday is taken or given as an additional Day.
  • Public holidays may be referred to as 'Red Days' (röd dag) as when they are shown in calendars, they are often printed in red ink.

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