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.