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Swedish public holidays: the easter holiday

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In Sweden, the easter is a major public holiday with several days off of work. Although most of the Swedes belong to the state church, which is the protestant church, they are mostly very non-religious. Despite that, Easter is celebrated, but with a cultural focus rather than a religious focus for most of the Swedes.

In brief, the Easter consist of the following days:

Skärtorsdagen – the Thursday just before the Easter weekend, for many people this is a half day at work.

Långfredagen – Good Friday. Långfredagen litterally means “the long Friday”. This day is a public holiday.

Påskafton – the Saturday. Påskafton means Easter Eve.

Påskdagen – the Sunday.. Påskdagen means the Easter Day.

Annandag Påsk – on the Monday just after the weekend. Annandan Påsk means “second day Easter”.

More information about the Easter will be added on a separate Holiday page soon, I will be sure to link it from here once it is ready..

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