Traditional festivities


You can read more about each of the traditions below on the official website for visitors to Sweden.

 More information about Swedish traditions

Traditional Swedish Festivities
Festivities Dates and Swedish translation
Valentine´s Day Alla Hjärtans Dag (Feb 14)
The Vasa Ski Race Vasaloppet (first Sunday in March)
Easter Påsk (March or April)
April 1, Fools Day Första april (Apr 1)
Walpurgis Night and May1 Valborgsmässoafton (Apr 30) Första maj (May1)
Mother´s Day  Mors dag (Last Sunday in May)
Midsummer Eve  Midsommarafton (Friday between
June 19 and 25)
Crayfish party Kräftskiva (mid- August)
The surströmming premiere Surströmmingspremiär (mid-August)
Halloween  Halloween (Oct 31)
Father´s Day  Fars dag (Second Sunday in November)
Advent Advent (last four Sundays before christmas)
Nobel Prize Day  Nobeldagen (Dec 10)
Santa Lucia  Lucia (Dec 13)
Christmas Eve  Julafton (Dec 24)
New Year´s Eve  Nyårsafton (Dec 31)

Updated: 2011-02-11

Editor: Linnea Sundström