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New Year's Day

New Year’s Day 2021, 2022 and 2023

The New Year in Sweden is observed each year with widespread parties and festivities on New Year’s Eve, and a national public holiday on 1 January.

YearDateDayHoliday
20211 JanFriNew Year's Day
20221 JanSatNew Year's Day
20231 JanSunNew Year's Day
20241 JanMonNew Year's Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

In Sweden, it’s a common sight to see people gathering outside around midnight on 31 December to make their new year’s toast out of doors.

Some have observed that Swedes have developed a dichotomy where Christmastime is the time to spend with family and relatives, but New Year’s Eve is a day to be spent with friends. Christmas is more a bastion of traditionalism, while New Year’s is flashy, modern, and all about everything new and exciting.

There are some longstanding Swedish New Year’s traditions, however, aside from shopping. You are supposed to make your New Year’s resolution right on the stroke of midnight. And fireworks at midnight and the broadcast of chiming bells are also regular standbys.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20201 JanWedNew Year's Day
20191 JanTueNew Year's Day
20181 JanMonNew Year's Day
20171 JanSunNew Year's Day