Public Holidays in Sweden in 2016

Sweden Upcoming Holidays in Sweden

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve

24 December 2016 This National holiday is in 18 days. Marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that started on the fourth ...

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This National holiday is in 19 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

Second Day of Christmas
Second Day of Christmas

26 December 2016 This National holiday is in 20 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

Sweden List of national public holidays of Sweden in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Wednesday January 06 Jan 6 Epiphany 13th Day of Christmas
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday March 28 Mar 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Saturday April 30 Apr 30 Walpurgis Night End of the administrative year in the middle ages
Sunday May 01 May 1 Labour Day
Thursday May 05 May 5 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Friday May 06 May 6 The Friday after Ascension Day May be given by some employers
Sunday May 29 May 29 Mother's Day Last Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday June 06 Jun 6 National Day Sveriges nationaldag
Friday June 24 Jun 24 Midsummer Eve Midsommarafton
Saturday June 25 Jun 25 Midsummer Day Midsommardagen
Saturday November 05 Nov 5 All Saints Day Saturday between October 31 and November 6
Sunday November 13 Nov 13 Father's Day 2nd Sunday in November. Not a public holiday
Saturday December 24 Dec 24 Christmas Eve Julafton
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Juldagen
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Second Day of Christmas Andra juldagen. Celebrated on 26th December
Saturday 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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