Holiday Guide for Sweden in 2019

Sweden 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


Epiphany (Trettondedag jul)

Sweden: A major Christian celebration, Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th and commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the Magi, or three wise men. In some countries, it may be known as Three Kings Day.

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

Notes

  • 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.