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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

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Epiphany - Three Kings Day Epiphany Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ash Wednesday / Carnival Ash Wednesday/Carnival Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ascension Day Ascension Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Pentecost / Whit Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
National Day National Day of Sweden National, Federal, Bank, Public
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
St. Martin's Day St. Martin's Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Advent Advent Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs