Holidays in Sweden 2023

There are 13 public holidays in Sweden in 2023, five of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Epiphany, also called Three Kings' Day, is an important religious festival celebrating the visit of the three kings. It is celebrated on April 6, 2023.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday in many countries. In 2023, it falls on April 9.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.

May Day
May Day, observed on May 1, 2023, is to celebrate the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Ascension Day
Also known as the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, Ascension Day commemorates the Christian belief in the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It falls on May 18, 2023.

Whit Sunday
Whit Sunday, also known as Pentecost, is an important Christian festival commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. It is celebrated on the seventh Sunday or 49 days after Easter Sunday. It falls on May 28, 2023.

National day
National Day, observed on June 6, has two reasons. On June 6, 1523, Gustav Vasa was elected as the king, which marked Sweden's final independence from the Kalmar Union. It was comprised of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway at that time. On June 6, 1809, Sweden adopted a new constitution.

Midsummer Day
Midsummer Day, observed on June 24, 2023, is a holiday for people to get together to celebrate the summer in Sweden.

All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day is observed on November 4, 2023, and commemorates all the saints from Christian history, including those known and unknown.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

Boxing Day
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2023.

The following is the list of public holidays in Sweden 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic holiday
EpiphanyJan 06, 2023FridayPublic holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic holiday
Easter SundayApr 09, 2023SundayPublic holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic holiday
May DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic holiday
Ascension DayMay 18, 2023ThursdayPublic holiday
Whit SundayMay 28, 2023SundayPublic holiday
National dayJun 06, 2023TuesdayPublic holiday
Midsummer DayJun 24, 2023SaturdayPublic holiday
All Saints' DayNov 04, 2023SaturdayPublic holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2023TuesdayPublic holiday

Please also check the working days in Sweden in 2023.

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