#Holidays

The Easter is here and many of the international students are going back home to spend sometime with family and friends. But even if you didn’t get the chance to travel during this time there are still some opportunities to do it on the next holidays, which are actually coming soon.
In this post I thought it would be useful to gather all the official holidays in Sweden. Some of them apply only to students, some also to people who are working and some may not be counted as such, but in any case is good to know them so you make your plans as soon as possible!
So here is a list of all the previous and upcoming holidays for this year:

-Jan 1 Monday New Year’s Day
Public holiday
-Jan 5 Friday Twelfth Night
De facto half holiday
-Jan 6 Saturday Epiphany
Public holiday
-Mar 20 Tuesday March equinox
Season
-Mar 25 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts
Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
-Mar 30 Friday Good Friday
Public holiday
-Mar 31 Saturday Holy Saturday
De facto half holiday
-Apr 1 Sunday Easter Day
Public holiday
-Apr 2 Monday Easter Monday
Public holiday
-Apr 30 Monday Walpurgis Night
De facto half holiday
-May 1 Tuesday May 1st
Public holiday
-May 10 Thursday Ascension Day
Public holiday
-May 19 Saturday Pentecost Eve
De facto half holiday
-May 20 Sunday Whit Sunday
Public holiday
-May 27 Sunday Mother’s Day
De facto holiday
-Jun 6 Wednesday National day
Public holiday
-Jun 21 Thursday June Solstice
Season
-Jun 22 Friday Midsummer Eve
De facto holiday
-Jun 23 Saturday Midsummer Day
Public holiday
-Sep 23 Sunday September equinox
Season
-Oct 28 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends
Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
-Nov 2 Friday All Saints’ Eve
De facto half holiday
-Nov 3 Saturday All Saints’ Day
Public holiday
-Nov 11 Sunday Father’s Day
De facto holiday
-Dec 21 Friday December Solstice
Season
-Dec 24 Monday Christmas Eve
Public holiday
-Dec 25 Tuesday Christmas Day
Public holiday
-Dec 26 Wednesday Boxing Day
Public holiday
-Dec 31 Monday New Year’s Eve
De facto holiday

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy those days and the spring that hopefully is coming soon!

 

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