Public Holidays in Sweden in 2015

Sweden Upcoming Holidays in Sweden

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve

24 December 2015 This National holiday is in 25 days. Christmas Eve marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that started ...

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2015 This National holiday is in 26 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

Second Day of Christmas
Second Day of Christmas

26 December 2015 This National holiday is in 27 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

Sweden National public holidays of Sweden in 2015

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Tuesday January 06 Jan 6 Epiphany 13th Day of Christmas
Friday April 03 Apr 3 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 06 Apr 6 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Thursday April 30 Apr 30 Walpurgis Night End of the administrative year in the middle ages
Friday May 01 May 1 May Day International Workers Day
Thursday May 14 May 14 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Friday May 15 May 15 The Friday after Ascension Day May be given by some employers
Sunday May 31 May 31 Mothers Day Last Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Saturday June 06 Jun 6 National Day Sveriges nationaldag
Friday June 19 Jun 19 Midsummer Eve Midsommarafton
Saturday June 20 Jun 20 Midsummer Day Midsommardagen
Saturday October 31 Oct 31 All Saints Day Saturday between October 31 and November 6
Sunday November 08 Nov 8 Fathers Day 2nd Sunday in November. Not a public holiday
Thursday December 24 Dec 24 Christmas Eve Julafton
Friday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Juldagen
Saturday December 26 Dec 26 Second Day of Christmas Andra juldagen. Celebrated on 26th December
Thursday December 31 Dec 31 New Years 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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