1 Mayıs'tan Yükselişe ve ardından Haziran ve Ulusal Güne. Sanki birbiri ardına düşüyorlarmış gibi. Ve İsveç'te “sıkışık günler” ile eğlenceyi ikiye katlıyoruz.

 

Yüksek Günler

İsveç'te iki tür tatil vardır; Hristiyanlar tarafından düzenlenen geleneksel tatiller ve Parlamento kararlarıyla belirlenen resmi tatiller. Örneğin:

 

Hristiyan bayramları: - İyi Cuma, Paskalya Pazartesi, Noel Günü, Yükseliş, Pentekost, Azizler Günü vb.

Diğer resmi tatiller: - Yeni Yıl Günü, 1 Mayıs (İşçi Günü), İsveç Ulusal Günü, Midsommar vb.

 

Kırmızı Günler

You might have heard these days referred to as ‘red days’. This is simply because these days are traditionally marked in calendars in red. These shouldn’t be confused with Flag Days which are not holidays but simply observed by home owners raising their Swedish flag on particular days, i.e. a birthday of a member of the Royal family and Nobel Day.

 

Squeeze Days

Or, klämdag refer to the day before or after an observed holiday that lies before the weekend. For example, Ascension falls on Thurs 10th May this year. Friday the 11th of May will be taken as a klämdag or squeeze day by most Swedes turning that weekend into a long one. This can also be applied to de facto half holidays… Valborgsmässoafton, All Saint’s eve. If Swedes don’t take the whole day, some will take half days.

 

School holidays

Always assume that preschool and grundskol will be closed on Swedish public holidays, Christian or otherwise. As previously mentioned, these have been established by acts of the Swedish Parliament and every resident of Sweden is entitled to them as holiday. HOWEVER, Sweden itself is split up into regions of holidays. Not every region has the same school holidays. If you’d like to plan ahead this excellent website is great for finding out what’s happening in your region, Feiertagskalendar.ch European School Holidays.

 

As for squeeze days/klämdags or half holidays, it can get a little more complex. Many of the half holidays fall during school holidays i.e. Höstlov, Påsklov. However, some of them take place in May. To be absolutely sure, check in with your schools administration for their opening times, particularly preschools.