Holiday Guide for Sweden in 2019

Sweden 2019

Sweden information

Population: 9.89m
Capital: Stockholm
Calling Code: (46)
Time Zone: +1 UTC
Currency: Swedish krona
Language: Swedish

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Sweden List of National Holidays in Sweden in 2019

New Year's Day

New Year's Day (Nyårsdagen)

Sweden: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel


Epiphany (Trettondedag jul)

Sweden: A major Christian celebration. Epiphany commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the wise men

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday (Långfredagen)

Sweden: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday (Húsvétvasárnap)

Sweden: On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday (Annandag påsk)

Sweden: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Labour Day

Labour Day (Första Maj)

Sweden: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Ascension Day

Ascension Day (Kristi himmelsfärds dag )

Sweden: Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven thirty nine days after his crucifixion

National Day

National Day (Sveriges nationaldag)

Sweden: Commemorates the election of King Gustav Vasa in 1523

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday (pingstdagen)

Sweden: Celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter

Midsummer Eve

 Long Weekend! 
Midsummer Eve (Midsommarafton)

Sweden: The Friday during the period 19 - 25 June

Midsummer Day

Midsummer Day (Midsommardagen)

Sweden: Originally a pagan festival that celebrates the longest day of the year

All Saints' Day

All Saints' Day (Alla helgons dag)

Sweden: Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary and all martyrs

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve (Julafton)

Sweden: Christmas Eve marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that started on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day (Juldagen)

Sweden: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Second Day of Christmas

Second Day of Christmas (Annandag jul)

Sweden: Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve (nyårsafton)

Sweden: The last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar is usually celebrated with parties as midnight approaches


  • 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)
  • De facto holidays are usually treated as though they are official holidays by employers, with most regular employees having a day off.