Holidays in Sweden

Sweden is a Scandanavian Country in Northern Europe, bordered by Norway on the West, and Finland to the East.  To the South, there is a bridge tunnel that connects Sweden to Denmark, and it has maritime borders with Denmark, Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

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Holidays and Observances in Sweden

All the Holidays in Sweden information below will give the 2016 Date, Holiday Name, and Holiday Type. Ultimately, we will have a Daily Holidays Page for each of the Days of the Year, and a devoted page for each of the Holidays and Observances.  Pages completed will be linked up below once they are done.

A De Facto Holiday is the day before an official holiday, and can be either treated like an official holiday with a full day off, or a half day off usually in the afternoon.

If a Holiday does not have 2016 after it below, that means that it is observed annually on the same day.  Those with 2016 listed after the date, are movable holidays that are observed on different days each year.

January Holidays in Sweden

February Holidays in Sweden

  • None

March Holidays in Sweden

April Holidays in Sweden

  • April 30 - Walpurgis Night - De Facto Half Holiday

May Holidays in Sweden

June Holidays in Sweden

  • June 6 - National Day - Public Holiday
  • June 20, 2016 - June Solstice - Season
  • June 24, 2016 - Midsummer's Eve - De Facto Holiday
  • June 25, 2016 - Midsummer's Day - Public Holiday

July Holidays in Sweden

  • None

August Holidays in Sweden

  • None

September Holidays in Sweden

  • September 22, 2016 - September Equinox - Season

October Holidays in Sweden

  • October 30, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

November Holidays in Sweden

  • November 4, 2016 - All Saint's Eve -  De Facto Half Holiday
  • November 5, 2016 - All Saint's Day - Public Holiday
  • November 13, 2016 - Father's Day

December Holidays in Sweden

Overview of Sweden

Above, is a picture slideshow of Sweden in three minutes, that has pictures of most of the main Cities.

Fun Facts About Sweden

  • The population of Sweden is 9.4 million
  • Stockholm is the capital and the largest city of Sweden.
  • The Stockholm Globe Arena is the largest hemispherical building in the world.
  • The largest shopping mall in Europe is ‘Nordstan’, in Gothenburg.
  • The first ice hotel of the world was built near the village of Jukkasjärvi, in Kiruna district of Sweden.
  • Sweden is the third largest country in Western Europe.
  • A popular Swedish souvenir is the road sign for moose-crossing, and many of them are stolen.
  • Sweden has been at peace and has avoided war since the early 19th century. 
  • Sweden has the world's eighth highest per capita income.
  • Per the United Nations, Sweden has the third lowest infant mortality rate in the world.
  • The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are the fluttering and bright lights that can be observed in the sky over the northernmost parts of the world.  The best viewing areas in Sweden are above the Arctic Circle between September and March.

Travel Information in Sweden

Many people travel during the longer holidays for vacations, or to spend time with family living in a different area. 

To book hotels, I love to use Hotels Combined which is a world leading hotel comparison site.  You can enter the City in Sweden that you are traveling to below in the Search box, and you can find availability and the best hotel prices by comparing all the major travel sites with just the one search! Find the Hotel and Price that works best for your budget, and book your room!

Top 10 Things to Do in Sweden

  • Stay at an Ice House
  • Stay at the Tree Hotel in Northern Sweden
  • Check out the Northern Lights
  • Visit the Museums in Gothenburg, in Sweden's second largest City
  • If you are into ART, you'll want to check out the Art Galleries in Osterlan - There is an annual arts festival that takes place around Easter time.
  • Visit Stockholm, described as the Cool Capital of Scandinavia - be sure to visit Old Town. The City is spread over 14 different islands and is rich in culture.
  • There are tens of thousands of islands off the coast - there is the Stockholm archipelago and the West Coast archipelago, and two more.  Explore by boat, canoe, or kayak!
  • One of the best ways to see a new Country in my opinion, is just to rent a car and go! Stop at all the National Parks along the way.
  • Take a guided Snowmobile Safari tour in the wilds of Swedish Lapland
  • Visit some of the Castles throughout the Country


Sweden has given the world some great pop bands and singers, such as  Abba, The Cardigans, Roxette, Ace of Base.

My daughter Brie, loved Abba, Ace and Base and had every album of theirs.  I think I can still remember the words to all the songs because they were played so often!  This is All That She Wants from Ace of Base!

I always loved It Must Have Been Love from Roxette.  It was featured in the film, Pretty Woman with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.

Please check out our Music Holidays Page!

Country Resources

  • Visit Sweden - Sweden's official website for tourism and travel information

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