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Sweden Public Holidays 2015

Check the list of 2015 Sweden public holidays declared by Sweden Government.

  • The following dates are observed as public holidays in Sweden.
  • Check dates in year 2015 for New Year´s Day, Epiphany Day, Good Friday, Ascension Day, Whit Sunday, Sweden’s National Day, Midsummer´s Eve, All Saints Day, Boxing Day in Sweden.
Sweden Public Holidays 2015
Sr.No. Month Date Weak Day Name
1 January 1 Thursday New Year´s Day
2 January 6 Tuesday Epiphany Day
3 April 3 Friday Good Friday
4 April 5 Sunday Easter Sunday
5 April 6 Monday Easter Monday
6 May 1 Friday May Day
7 May 14 Thursday Ascension Day
8 May 24 Sunday Whit Sunday
9 June 6 Sunday Sweden’s National Day
10 June 19 Friday Midsummer´s Eve
11 October 31 Saturday All Saints Day
12 December 24 Thursday Christmas Eve
13 December 25 Friday Christmas Day
14 December 26 Saturday Boxing Day
15 December 31 Thursday New Year´s Eve
New Year´s Day
New Year’s Day, which is on January 1, marks the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar. This holiday is celebrated in many countries worldwide. All Schools, post offices and government offices are closed, as are most businesses, in countries where New Year’s Day is a public holiday. Many people mark New Year’s Day as the first day to start a New Year’s resolution for the year. New Year’s Day parades are held in some places and some of these parades are televised. The start of New Year’s Day is usually marked by fireworks and music as the clock strikes midnight between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Epiphany Day
Many Christians around the world annually celebrate Epiphany on January 6. It is a public holiday in many countries and marks two events in Jesus Christ’s life, according to the Christian Bible. The first event was when the three wise men, or kings, visited infant Jesus. The second event was when St John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Epiphany is commonly known as Twelfth Night, Twelfth Day, Three Kings’ Day, or the Feast of Epiphany. It means “manifestation” or “showing forth”.
Good Friday
Many Christians around the world observe Good Friday on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion and death, which is told in the Christian bible. It is the day after Maundy Thursday. Many people in different countries celebrate the anniversary of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death on the Friday before Easter Sunday. This is an observance that involves people fasting and praying. Many Orthodox Christians call the day Great Friday. The day is also known as Black Friday or Sorrowful Friday, as well as Long Friday.
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death, as written in the Christian bible.
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is observed as a public holiday in many countries and is part of the Easter period. It is a Christian observance and is the day after Easter Sunday.
May Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a public holiday in many countries worldwide. It usually occurs around May 1, but the date varies across countries. It is associated the start of spring as well as the celebration of workers. Many ancient customs associated with May Day come from the old Roman festival of flowers. These include gathering branches sand flowers, choosing or crowning a May Queen and dancing around a bush, tree or decorated pole.
Ascension Day
Ascension Day is officially celebrated on a Thursday on the 40th day of Easter. It is a Christian holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven according to Christian belief. In countries where it is a public holiday, Ascension Day is a free day for many workers. Many people take a long weekend off because the day falls on a Thursday.
Whit Sunday
Pentecost is a Christian holiday commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the disciples of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament of the Bible. It is also known as Whitsunday, or Whit Sunday. Whitsunday is a public holiday in some places around the world.
Sweden’s National Day
Swedish National Day is celebrated annually on June 6th. It in commemorates the election of King Gustav Vasa in 1523. This event was considered to mark the foundation of modern Sweden. Up to 1983, the holiday was known as ‘Swedish Flag day’ and until 2005, National Day was only a public holiday for banks and civil servants. Rather than give everyone an extra day off, the Swedish government decreed that the holiday of WhitMonday would no longer be recognized as a public holiday.
Midsummer´s Eve
This Swedish public holiday and Finnish holiday is celebrated each year on the Saturday falling between 20–26 June. The actual date of Midsummer’s day may vary between the 20-21 June. It has become one of the most important holidays in Sweden. Festivities start on the Friday before – Midsummer’s Eve. Similar to New Year’s celebration, the main celebrations take place on the eve of the day. Traditional events include raising and dancing around a huge maypole. Many people will wear traditional folk costumes and listen to traditional music. It is also a holiday on which the Swedish will consume a large amount of alcohol and raucous drinking songs are a common sound during the celebrations.
All Saints Day
All Saints’ Day is a celebration of all Christian saints, particularly those who have no special feast days of their own, in many Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant churches. In many western churches it is annually held November 1 and in many eastern churches it is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost. It is also known as All Hallows Tide, All-Hallomas, or All Hallows’ Day.
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the evening or day before Christmas Day, the widely celebrated annual holiday. It occurs on December 24 in Western Christianity and the secular world, and is considered one of the most culturally significant celebrations in Christendom and the Western world, where it is widely observed as a full or partial holiday in anticipation of Christmas Day.
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the most festive holidays in many countries around the world. It is a Christian holiday in memory of Jesus Christ’s birth and most people celebrate the day on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Boxing Day
Boxing Day is celebrated on 26th December or on the first weekday after Christmas. Boxing Day is a public holiday in Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden,UK and in other countries with a mainly Christian population. This is a day to open the Christmas box and share the gifts with the poor.
New Year´s Eve
New Year’s Eve is one of the largest global celebrations around the world because it marks the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, December 31. Many people celebrate the end of the year with mixed emotions – joy and reflection – while anticipating for the New Year.

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