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Sweden : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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  • Internet domain: .se - Telephone code: +46 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday January 5, 2023Eve of Epiphany (banks only)Banks only
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    Thursday January 5, 2023Twelfth NightEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday January 6, 2023EpiphanyCatholic or protestant
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    Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday January 27, 2023Göteborg International Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday February 9, 2023Uddeholm Swedish RallySports events
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday February 24, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday March 6, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday March 9, 2023Stockholm International Boat ShowTradeshows
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Saturday April 1, 2023April Fools DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Banks only
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 7, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday April 8, 2023Holy SaturdayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday April 12, 2023Passovercards/flowers
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    Monday April 17, 2023International science festivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday April 17, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday May 17, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday May 18, 2023AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Monday May 22, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday May 27, 2023Whit SaturdayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday May 28, 2023PentecostCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday May 28, 2023Mother's Daycards/flowers
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    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Eve of Epiphany (banks only)

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    Thursday January 5, 2023
    Banks only : Banks remain open in the morning.

    Twelfth Night

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    Thursday January 5, 2023
    Culture : Epiphany - de facto half-day Holiday

    Epiphany

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    Friday January 6, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance . Celebrated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays : Www.stockholm.se
    Stockholm school system only (winter holidays vary according the the region)
    Number of teaching days: 177
    Winter holidays start one week earlier in Skane, Blekinge, Gotland, Västra Götaland, Halland, Jönköping, Kalmar, Kronoberg, Norrbotten, Östergötland,Södermanland, Västerbotten, Västernorrland,
    and two weeks ealier in Dalarnes, Gävleborg, Örebro, Uppsala,Värmland, Västmanland
    all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
    PISA ranking (average 493): 493
    Usually no school on Saturday
    No uniform required
    QS Best Student Cities rating for Stockholm: #21
    Stockholm University ranking: Times Higher Education #--/QS ranking #--/Shanghai #81

    We carry confirmed dates till July 2024
    ; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    Göteborg International Film Festival

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    Friday January 27, 2023
    Culture : Https://goteborgfilmfestival.se/ in Göteborg 2023 edition confirmed

    Uddeholm Swedish Rally

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    Thursday February 9, 2023
    Sports events : Www.rallysweden.com/ lasts 3 days - in Karlstad 2023 edition confirmed

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 24, 2023
    School holidays : - this date applies to Stockholm only - two weeks earlier in Dalarnes, Gävleborg, Örebro, Uppsala,Värmland, Västmanland - one week earlier in Västerbotten, Kronoberg, Blekinge, Gotland, Halland, Jönköping, Kalmar, Norrbotten, Östergötland, Södermanland, Västernorrland, Västra Götaland

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday March 6, 2023
    School holidays : Applies to Stockholm

    Stockholm International Boat Show

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    Thursday March 9, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.stockholmsmassan.se lasts 10 days 2023 edition confirmed

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

    April Fools Day

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    Culture : When someone has been fooled in Sweden, to disclose that it was a joke, the fooler says the rhyme April April din dumma sill, jag kan lura dig vart jag vill ( April, April, you stupid herring, I can fool you to wherever I want ) [Wikipedia]

    Bank Holiday (from 13:00)

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    Banks only : Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper) celebrates and His washing of the disciples' feet Maundy Thursday is not an official public holiday. But since it is the day before long Friday, many people has their workday shortened, and banks are closed in the afternoon.

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    School holidays : Applies to Stockholm

    Holy Saturday

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    Saturday April 8, 2023
    Culture :

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

    Easter Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
    Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

    Passover

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
    cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday

    International science festival

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    Culture : Http://vetenskapsfestivalen.se lasts 5 days -- in Goteborg 2023 edition confirmed

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Monday April 17, 2023
    School holidays : Applies to Stockholm

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday May 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Ascension

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    Thursday May 18, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday May 22, 2023
    School holidays :

    Whit Saturday

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    Saturday May 27, 2023
    Catholic or protestant :

    Pentecost

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

    Mother's Day

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.