Holiday Guide for Sweden in 2024

Sweden 2024

Sweden information

Population: 10.35m
Capital: Stockholm
Calling Code: (46)
Time Zone: +1 UTC
Currency: Swedish krona
Language: Swedish

List of National Holidays in Sweden in 2024

New Year's Day

 Long Weekend! 
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 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 (Påskdagen)

Sweden: Easter Sunday is the most important date in the Christian church. In the bible, it is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which Jesus had been placed.

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 himmelsfärdsdag)

Sweden: This day observes the departure of Jesus from earth after his resurrection. It is perhaps the earliest observed celebration in Christianity.

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday (pingstdagen)

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

National Day

National Day (Sveriges nationaldag)

Sweden: Commemorates the election of King Gustav Vasa in 1523

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.