Holidays 2023 - in Denmark and Sweden

Last updated 1/11/2024
If you want to know when we have holidays in 2023 in Denmark and Sweden, see our overview here.

Official holidays in Denmark and Sweden in 2023

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Date:  Danish holidays:  Swedish holidays: 
1'st of January - Sunday New Years Day (Nytårsdag) New Years Day (Nyårsdagen)
6'th of January - Friday   Epiphany (Trettondedag jul)
6'th of April - Thursday Maundy Thursday (Skærtorsdag)  
7'th of April - Friday Good Friday (Langfredag) Good Friday (Långfredagen)
9'th of April - Sunday Easter Sunday (1. Påskedag) Easter Sunday (Påskdagen)
10'th of April - Monday Easter Monday (2. Påskedag) Easter Monday (Annandag Påsk)
1'st of May - Monday International Workers' Day* International Workers' Day
5'th of May - Friday Great Prayers Day (Store Bededag)  
18'th of May - Thursday Ascension Day (Kristi Himmelfartsdag) Ascension Day (Kristi Himmelsfärdsdag)
28'th of May - Sunday Whit Sunday (Pinsedag) Whit Sunday (Pingstdagen)
29'th of May - Monday Whit Monday (2. pinsedag)  
5'th of June - Monday Day of the Constitution* (Grundlovsdag)  
6'th of June - Tuesday   Swedish National Day (Sveriges Nationaldag)

23'rd of June - Friday

  Midsummers Eve** (Midsommarafton)
24'th of June - Saturday   Midsummers Day (Midsommardagen)
4'th of November - Saturday   All Saints Day (Alla helgons dag)
24'th of December - Sunday Christmas Eve (Juleaften)*** Christmas Eve (Julafton)***
25'th of December - Monday Christmas Day  (1. juledag) Christmas Day (Juldagen)
26'th of December - Tuesday Boxing Day (2. juledag) Boxing Day (Annandag jul)
31'st of December - Sunday New Years Eve (Nytårsaften)*** New Year's Eve (Nyårsafton)**


Please note! 

* In Denmark the Day of the Constitution (5th of June) and International Workers' Day (1st of May) are not official holidays, but many people still have half or full days off. Some shops may also be closed on these days.

** In Sweden Midsummers Eve (25th of June) is not an official holiday. But most working places and shops are closed or have special opening hours. Most Swedes take the day off if possible. 

*** In Denmark and Sweden, Christmas and New Year's Eve are not considered an official holiday, even though many workplaces allow their staff to take the day off - without losing salary.   

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