Sweden Holidays & Festivities in 2026

We list here all of Sweden’s holidays, events & festivities in 2026, 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 2026

DateDayName of EventEvent Type
01/01/2026ThursdayNew Year's DayPublic holiday
05/01/2026MondayTwelfth NightDe facto half holiday
06/01/2026TuesdayEpiphanyPublic holiday
14/02/2026SaturdayValentine's DayObservance
29/03/2026SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change
03/04/2026FridayGood FridayPublic holiday
04/04/2026SaturdayHoly SaturdayDe facto holiday
05/04/2026SundayEaster SundayPublic holiday
06/04/2026MondayEaster MondayPublic holiday
30/04/2026ThursdayWalpurgis NightDe facto half holiday
01/05/2026FridayMay 1stPublic holiday
14/05/2026ThursdayAscension DayPublic holiday
23/05/2026SaturdayWhit SaturdayDe facto holiday
24/05/2026SundayWhit SundayPublic holiday
31/05/2026SundayMother's DayObservance
06/06/2026SaturdayNational dayPublic holiday
19/06/2026FridayMidsummer EveDe facto holiday, Bank holiday
20/06/2026SaturdayMidsummer DayPublic holiday
25/10/2026SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change
30/10/2026FridayAll Saints' EveDe facto half holiday
31/10/2026SaturdayAll Saints' DayPublic holiday
08/11/2026SundayFather's DayObservance
29/11/2026SundayFirst Advent SundayObservance
06/12/2026SundaySecond Advent SundayObservance
13/12/2026SundayThird Advent SundayObservance
20/12/2026SundayFourth Advent SundayObservance
24/12/2026ThursdayChristmas EveDe facto holiday
25/12/2026FridayChristmas DayPublic holiday
26/12/2026SaturdayBoxing DayPublic holiday
31/12/2026ThursdayNew Year's EveDe facto holiday, Bank holiday

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