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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 Observance Type Religion/Belief
All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
St. Martin's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Advent Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Epiphany Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Labour Day / May Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed
Ascension Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
National Day of Sweden Public