Sweden Holidays & Festivities in 2024

We list here all of Sweden’s holidays, events & festivities in 2024, including public holidays, de facto holidays, de facto half holidays, bank holidays, observances, and more.

What Are Public Holidays in Sweden?

Public holidays (“helgdagar” in Swedish) are defined by the Parliament and include both Christian and non-Christian holidays.

The Christian holidays in Sweden include: jul (Christmas), trettondedag jul (Epiphany), påsk (Easter), Kristi himmelsfärds dag (Ascension Day), pingstdagen (Pentecost), and alla helgons dag (All Saints’ Day).

The non-Christian holidays include: nyårsdagen (New Year’s Day), första maj (International Workers’ Day), Sveriges nationaldag (National Day), and midsommar (Midsummer).

Sweden Holidays in 2024

DateDayName of EventEvent Type
01/01/2024MondayNew Year's DayPublic holiday
05/01/2024FridayTwelfth NightDe facto half holiday
06/01/2024SaturdayEpiphanyPublic holiday
14/02/2024WednesdayValentine's DayObservance
29/03/2024FridayGood FridayPublic holiday
30/03/2024SaturdayHoly SaturdayDe facto holiday
31/03/2024SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change
31/03/2024SundayEaster SundayPublic holiday
01/04/2024MondayEaster MondayPublic holiday
30/04/2024TuesdayWalpurgis NightDe facto half holiday
01/05/2024WednesdayMay 1stPublic holiday
09/05/2024ThursdayAscension DayPublic holiday
18/05/2024SaturdayWhit SaturdayDe facto holiday
19/05/2024SundayWhit SundayPublic holiday
26/05/2024SundayMother's DayObservance
06/06/2024ThursdayNational dayPublic holiday
21/06/2024FridayMidsummer EveDe facto holiday, Bank holiday
22/06/2024SaturdayMidsummer DayPublic holiday
27/10/2024SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change
01/11/2024FridayAll Saints' EveDe facto half holiday
02/11/2024SaturdayAll Saints' DayPublic holiday
10/11/2024SundayFather's DayObservance
01/12/2024SundayFirst Advent SundayObservance
08/12/2024SundaySecond Advent SundayObservance
15/12/2024SundayThird Advent SundayObservance
22/12/2024SundayFourth Advent SundayObservance
24/12/2024TuesdayChristmas EveDe facto holiday
25/12/2024WednesdayChristmas DayPublic holiday
26/12/2024ThursdayBoxing DayPublic holiday
31/12/2024TuesdayNew Year's EveDe facto holiday, Bank holiday

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