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Holidays & Observances in Sweden

Sweden is a country in Northern Europe. Its predominant religion is Christianity, and most people would call themselves Christians even if they do not believe in God, which an increasing number do not. Ancient Swedish traditions are rooted in superstitions of witches and hags, and these traditions are still a part of many modern holidays, often mixed in with Christian traditions. Because of the northern location, days and nights in Sweden can be long depending on the time of year. Summer solstice (the longest day of the year) is therefore one of the most important holidays.

 

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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
DST ends Daylight Saving Time Time Related
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
St. Martin's Day St. Martin's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Advent Advent Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Epiphany Epiphany - Three Kings Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Ash Wednesday / Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Labour Day / May Day Labour Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed
Ascension Day Ascension Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Religious/Beliefs Christianity