Public holidays

The majority of establishments in Sweden are closed on Midsummer’s Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. This applies to shops, banks, museums and restaurants.

For the rest of the year Sunday hours apply to public holidays. A few restaurants are closed on Sundays and public holidays. Museums have their busiest days on public holidays – with the above exceptions.

Public holidays in Sweden in English with a translation in Swedish
Public holidays in SwedenSwedish translation of public holidays
New Year´s Day Nyårsdagen (January 1)
Epiphany Trettondedag jul ( January 6)
Good Friday Långfredagen (The Friday before Easter)
Easter Sunday Påskdagen
Easter Monday Annandag Påsk
May 1st Första Maj
Ascension Day Kristi Himmelsfärdsdag (39th day after Easter)
Whit Sunday Pingst
Sweden´s National Day Nationaldagen (June 6)
Midsummer Day Midsommardagen (Saturday between June 20-26)
All Saints Day Alla helgons dag (Saturday between Oct 31-Nov 6)
Christmas Eve Julafton (Dec 24) the main celebration day
Christmas Day Juldagen (Dec 25)
Boxing Day Annandag jul (Dec 26)

Updated: 2011-12-29

Editor: Linnea Sundström