Holidays in January:
New Year’s Day
On this day, people celebrate and welcome the New Year according to Gregorian calendar.
It is the last day of Christmas festivities. Moreover, it is also the announcement of Epiphany. In Sweden, January 5th is a de facto half holiday.
It is a public holiday and all the institutions remain closed on this day. Christians celebrate this day in the memory of revelation of God as a human being in Jesus Christ.
Holidays in April:
It is a de facto half holiday as it is the night before the main celebration of the spring season. Moreover, it is also the King’s birthday.
Holidays in May:
International Labour Day
Like the whole world, people of Sweden pay tribute to workers on this day. In addition to this, May 1 is also an official flag day because of Walpurgis Day.
Holidays in June:
National Day of Sweden
On this day, the Swedish nation celebrates its freedom. This status was granted in 2005 and since then it has become a national holiday.
Its date varies as it is celebrated on Saturday which comes during the period of June 20-26.
Holidays in December:
It is a de facto half holiday which gives the Swedish people an opportunity to complete their Christmas preparations.
The Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on this day.
In parts of the British Commonwealth, the first day after Christmas is treated as a public holiday.
New Year’s Eve
It is a de fact half holiday in Sweden as almost everyone tries to be with their family to celebrate New Year's night.
There are also some holidays which cannot be predicted as they occur according to the lunar calendar.
It is celebrated on the first Sunday after March 21.
It is celebrated on Friday before Easter Sunday.
It is a public holiday on Monday after Easter Sunday.
It is celebrated on the sixth Thursday after Easter Sunday.
People enjoy this holiday on seventh Sunday after Easter Sunday.
All Saints' Day:
It is celebrated on Saturday during the period of October 31 – November 6.