Public Holidays in Sweden in 2015

Sweden List of national public holidays of Sweden in 2015

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday January 01 New Years Day
Tuesday January 06 Epiphany 13th Day of Christmas
Friday April 03 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 05 Easter Sunday
Sunday April 05 Easter Sunday
Monday April 06 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Thursday April 30 Walpurgis Night End of the administrative year in the middle ages
Friday May 01 May Day International Workers Day
Thursday May 14 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Friday May 15 The Friday after Ascension Day May be given by some employers
Sunday May 24 Pentecost Sunday Fifty days after Easter
Sunday May 31 Mother's Day Last Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Saturday June 06 National Day Sveriges nationaldag
Friday June 19 Midsummer Eve Midsommarafton
Saturday June 20 Midsummer Day Midsommardagen
Saturday October 31 All Saints Day Saturday between October 31 and November 6
Sunday November 08 Father's Day 2nd Sunday in November. Not a public holiday
Thursday December 24 Christmas Eve Julafton
Friday December 25 Christmas Day Juldagen
Saturday December 26 Second Day of Christmas Andra juldagen. Celebrated on 26th December
Thursday December 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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