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Swedish Holidays

As with many other nations, many Swedish holidays surround, but are not exclusive, to the Christian faith. However the one of highest importance is Midsummer in which Swedes celebrate the summer solstice.

The most common Swedish holidays are the following:

New Years Day - January 1
Epiphany - January 6
Good Friday - Friday before Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday - Nearest Sunday to the Full Moon after March 21
Easter Monday - Day after Easter Sunday
International Worker's day - May 1
Ascension Day - sixth Sunday after Easter Sunday
Pentecost - seventh Sunday after Easter Sunday
National Day of Sweden - June 6
Midsummer's day - between June 20 and June 26
All Saints Day - Between October 31 and November 6
Christmas Day - December 25
Boxing Day - December 26

The Christmas holiday is mostly celebrated on Christmas eve as opposed to Christmas day. Another notably celebrated holiday is St. Lucia day, which is recognized in Norway and Finland as well. St. Lucia occurs on December 13; however, it is not a public holiday.

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