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Holidays and Observance Days in Sweden So You Don’t Miss Out in 2016

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Your official calendar of all the holidays and important dates to know in Sweden for 2016. Discover all the goings-on for this year, 2017.

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Danish-flag-small  = Observance day
Calendar-small  = Public holiday

 

January

Swedish flag day and Public holiday  1 January – New Year’s Day
Blank  5 January – Twelfth Night
Blank  6 January – Epiphany
Blank  29 January – 8 February – Goteborg International Film Festival

 

February

Blank  1 – 3 February – Stockholm Fashion Week AW16
Blank  27 – 29 February – Sonar Stockholm

 

March

Blank  20 March – March Equinox
Calendar-small  24 March – Maundy Thursday
Swedish flag day and Public holiday  25 March – Good Friday
Swedish flag day and Public holiday  27 March – Easter Sunday
Blank  28 March- Easter Monday

 

April

Blank  30 April – Walpurgis Night

 

May

Blank  1 May – International Worker’s Day
Swedish flag day and Public holiday  5 May – Ascension Day
Calendar-small  14 May – Pentecost Eve
Calendar-small  15 May – Whit Sunday
Calendar-small  16 May – Whit Monday
Blank  29 May – Mother’s Day

 

June

Blank  4 June – Stockholm Marathon
Flag day and Public holiday  6 June – National Day of Sweden
Blank  6 June – 5 July Ramadan
Blank  8 – 11 June – Sweden Rock Festival
Blank  20 June – June Solstice
Blank  24 June – St. John’s Eve / Midsummer’s Eve
Blank  25 June Midsummer’s Day
Blank  27 June – 3 July Bergman Week
Blank  30 June – 2 July Bråvalla Festival

 

July

Blank  25 – 31  July  – Stockholm Pride
Blank  29 – 30  July  – Into the Valley Festival

 

August

Anything happening in August 2016? Tell us about it!

 

September

Blank  22 September – September Equinox

 

October

Blank  31 October – Halloween

 

November

Blank  4 November – All Saint’s Eve
Blank  5 November – All Saint’s Day
Blank  13 November – Father’s Day
Blank  13 November – Father’s Day
Blank  27 November – First advent

 

December

Blank  4 December – Second advent
Blank  11 December – Third advent
Blank  13 December – St Lucy’s Day: Luciadag
Blank  20 December – Forth advent
Blank  21 December – December Solstice
Calendar-small  24 December – Christmas Eve
Swedish flag day and Public holiday  25 December – Christmas Day
Calendar-small  26 December – Second Day of Christmas/ Boxing Day
Blank  31 December – New Year’s Eve

There are so many exciting events in 2016. Let us know about any we missed!

Featured image is the Playtype 2016 Calendar Poster in White.
 

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