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KEY DATES: Full list of Sweden's public holidays in 2024

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KEY DATES: Full list of Sweden's public holidays in 2024
Sweden doesn't offer any days of in lieu when public holidays fall on a weekend. Photo: Lieselotte van der Meijs/

Eleven of Sweden's public holidays fall on weekdays next year, which means most full-time workers will get the day off.



Monday January 1st – New Year’s Day – Public holiday

Saturday January 6th – Epiphany – Public holiday


Friday March 29th – Good Friday – Public holiday

Sunday March 31st – Easter Sunday – Public holiday


Monday April 1st – Easter Monday – Public holiday



Wednesday May 1st – Public holiday

Thursday May 9th – Ascension Day – Public holiday


Thursday June 6th – National Day of Sweden – Public holiday

Friday June 21st – Midsummer’s Eve – Public holiday (de facto)

Saturday June 22nd – Midsummer’s Day – Public holiday


Saturday November 2nd – All Saints' Day – Public holiday


Tuesday December 24th – Christmas Eve – Public holiday (de facto)

Wednesday December 25th – Christmas Day – Public holiday

Thursday December 26th – Boxing Day – Public holiday

Tuesday December 31st – New Year’s Eve – Public holiday (de facto)

Wednesday January 1st, 2025 – New Year’s Day – Public holiday

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