Public holidays 2021 – in Sweden and Denmark

Last updated 1/24/2020
In Øresunddirekt's unique comparison of Danish and Swedish holidays 2021, you will quickly get an overview of which days during the year are holidays in both Denmark and Sweden, and which holidays are unique for each country.

Public holidays in Sweden and Denmark 2021


  Public holidays in Sweden Public holidays in Denmark



Friday January 1st

New Year’s Day (Nyårsdagen) 

New Year’s Day (Nytårsdag) 

Wednesday January 6th

Epiphany (Trettondag jul) 





Thursday April 1st


Maundy Thursdag (Skærtorsdag)

Friday April 2nd

Good Friday (Långfredag) 

Good Friday (Langfredag)

Sunday April 4th

Easter Sunday (Påskdagen) 

Easter Sunday (1. Påskedag) 

Monday April 5th

Easter Monday (Annandag Påsk) 

Easter Monday (2. Påskedag) 

Friday April 30st


Store Bededag




Saturday May 1st

International Workers' Day

International Workers' Day*

Thursday May 13th

Ascension Day (Kristi Himmelfärdsdag)

Ascension Day (Kristi Himmelfartsdag)

Sunday May 23th



Monday May 24th


Whit Monday




Saturday June 5th


Constitution Day* (Grundlovsdag)

Sunday June 6th

Swedish National Day (Sveriges Nationaldag)


Friday June 25st

Midsummers Eve* (Midsommarafton) 


Saturday June 26st

Midsummer Day (Midsommardagen) 





Saturday November 6th

All Saints Day (Alla helgons dag)



Saturday December 25th Christmas Day (Juldagen)

Christmas Day (1. Juledag)

Sunday December 26th

 Boxing Day (Annandag Jul)

Boxing Day (2. Juledag)



* May Day (May 1st) and the Constitution Day (June 5th) are not official holidays in Denmark but many workplaces give the employees a half or a whole day off these days. In Sweden, Midsummer Eve (June 25th) is not an official holiday but it is almost always treated as official holidays by employers.

Some stores may be closed these days.

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Public Holidays 2020 in Sweden and Denmark

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