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Holiday calendar in Sweden

Holiday calendar in Sweden for 2023-2024 year
Swedes traditionally celebrate their main holidays not on the Day but on the Eve of the holiday (Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, Midsummer Eve). The day before an official holiday is in most cases treated as a de facto holiday, so most employees working regular office hours do not work these days. Help us Help us 

List of Holidays in Sweden for 2023-2024 year

September 2023

October 2023

Wednesday 4 October - Cinnamon Roll Day (Sweden. Kanelbullens dag and Finland - Korvapuustipäivä)

November 2023

Wednesday 1 November - All Saints' Day a holy day of obligation (a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries. And its related observance: Day of the Innocents, The first day of Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos celebration. - Mexico, Haiti)
Saturday 4 November - All Saints Day (Date for 2023. Celebrated on Saturday between October 31 and November 6 in Finland, Sweden, El Salvador)
Monday 6 November - Gustavus Adolphus Day in Sweden (death of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and official flag day)
Sunday 12 November - Father's Day in Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden (Date for 2023. Celebrated on the second Sunday in November)

December 2023

Saturday 9 December - Anna's Day (Sweden, Finland and Norway. Marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve, as well as a Swedish name day, celebrating all people named Anna)
Wednesday 13 December - Lucia Festival (a tradition that is widespread in the countries of Northern Europe: Sweden, Denmark, Norway); Saint Lucia Day (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and parts of Italy. Dedicated to Saint Lucia's independence from the United Kingdom in 1979)
Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day (Belgium, Fiji, The Bahamas, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Samoa...)

January 2024

Saturday 13 January - St. Knuts Day in Norway and Sweden (the 20th and last day of the Christmas season)

February 2024

Tuesday 6 February - Sami National Day (Russia, Finland, Norway and Sweden)
Sunday 11 February - Fastelavn in Denmark and Norway (day on which Shrove Monday can fall)

March 2024

Wednesday 20 March - World Fairy Tale Day (arose on the initiative of Sweden in 1991)
Monday 25 March - Waffle Day in Sweden, Norway & Denmark (Vårfrudagen or Våffeldagen); Crane Day in Sweden (Swedish Trandagen)
Sunday 31 March - Easter in Western Christianity (Første påskedag in Norway); Easter

April 2024

Monday 1 April - Easter Monday (Påskedag in Norway)
Tuesday 30 April - King Day in Sweden (Birthday of the King Carl XVI Gustaf, one of the official flag days of Sweden); May Eve (the eve of the first day of summer in the Northern hemisphere; Beltane begins at sunset in the Northern hemisphere, Samhain begins at sunset in the Southern hemisphere; Carodejnice in Czech Republic and Slovakia; Walpurgis Night - Central and Northern Europe)

May 2024

Friday 3 May - No Pants Day (It is held on the first Friday in May)
Thursday 9 May - Christ's Ascension (or Kristi Himmelfartsdag in Norway); Ascension of Jesus
Monday 20 May - Whit Monday (celebrated on the day after Pentecost)
Sunday 26 May - Mother's Day in France (also Algeria, Dominican Republic. First Sunday of June, if Pentecost occurs on this day, Haiti, Mauritius, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia; celebrated on the last Sunday in May)

June 2024

Thursday 6 June - National Day in Sweden (marks the end of the Danish-ruled Kalmar Union)
Friday 21 June - Midsommardagen in Sweden (celebrated on Friday, falling between June 20 and 26)
Sunday 23 June - St John's Eve and the first day of the Midsummer celebrations (Roman Catholic Church, Europe: - Bonfires of Saint John in Spain; Festa del Poble in Andorra; First night of Festa de São João do Porto; First day of Golowan Festival in Cornwall; Jaaniõhtu in Estonia; Jāņi in Latvia; Kupala Night in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine; Last day of Drăgaica fair in Buzău, Romania)
Sunday 30 June - Alexanderson Day in Sweden (celebrated on the Sunday closest to July 2)

July 2024

Friday 19 July - Fallens Dagar or The Waterfall Days in Trollhättan, Sweden (Held on the third Friday every year since 1959, the festival is famous for its great music, fun activities, entertaining performances and exciting competitions.)
Monday 29 July - Olsok or St. Olaf's Day (King Olaf II Haraldsson of Norway is remembered as Rex perpetuus Norvegiae, the Eternal King of Norway. Olsok is a national day of celebration in the Nordic countries of Norway and the Faroe Islands, and also in the provinces of Härjedalen in Sweden and Savonlinna in Finland)
Tuesday 30 July - International Embroidery Day or World Embroidery Day (founded by the Swedish 'Broderiakademin, BRAK' in 2011)

August 2024

Thursday 8 August - Namesday of the Queen in Sweden (On this day in 1901, the Swedish naming calendar, established by the Swedish Academy, was published. Namesday of the Queen, dedicated to this event, gained official status by 1972)

September 2024


Public holidays that fall on a weekend usually are not moved to another date, such as the following Monday for example.
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