Why does secular Sweden have so many religious public holidays?
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Why does secular Sweden have so many religious public holidays?

Sweden has one of the highest numbers of official holidays in Europe. Today there are 13 official public holidays in Sweden, and despite being a largely secular country, nine have their history in traditional Christian celebrations. 

The ultimate guide to Swedish Christmas traditions

The ultimate guide to Swedish Christmas traditions

Why it’s best in Sweden to take your holidays when everyone else does
FOR MEMBERS

Why it’s best in Sweden to take your holidays when everyone else does

Heatwave hits Scandinavian last-minute holiday prices as Swedes stay at home

Heatwave hits Scandinavian last-minute holiday prices as Swedes stay at home

Swedes the fourth ‘best-travelled’ in the world: report

Swedes the fourth ‘best-travelled’ in the world: report

Summer break rush as snow coats Sweden

Summer break rush as snow coats Sweden

West Sweden stung by blue jellyfish invasion

West Sweden stung by blue jellyfish invasion

Mallorca remains top sun spot for Swedish tourists

Mallorca remains top sun spot for Swedish tourists

How to celebrate and enjoy Swedish Advent

How to celebrate and enjoy Swedish Advent

Halloween vs All Saints Day: How to celebrate in Sweden

Halloween vs All Saints Day: How to celebrate in Sweden

Introducing: The Swedish crayfish party

Introducing: The Swedish crayfish party

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Swedes sceptical towards National Day

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Flight controllers’ holidays to cause summer delays

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Full speed ahead as police take it easy

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Religious holidays may become optional

Swedes favour domestic holidays

Swedes favour domestic holidays

Late rush for sun holidays

Late rush for sun holidays

Elin Nordegren to spend Christmas in Sweden

Elin Nordegren to spend Christmas in Sweden

Stockholm tops summer holiday wish list

Stockholm tops summer holiday wish list

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Swedish bosses enjoy long holidays: report

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Swedes set to hike holiday spend

Caution urged over fires as Sweden heats up

Caution urged over fires as Sweden heats up

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Dry weather prompts Stockholm fire ban

‘Panic chaos’ and other signs that Christmas is coming to Sweden

‘Panic chaos’ and other signs that Christmas is coming to Sweden

‘Fake’ hotel in Swedish resort advertised online

‘Fake’ hotel in Swedish resort advertised online

Swedes have the longest holidays in Europe: study

Swedes have the longest holidays in Europe: study