Most Popular Swedish Traditions & Celebrations

Swedes don’t miss any opportunity to celebrate their traditions. The four most common ones are easter, midsummer, the crayfish party and in December Christmas.

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Swedish Easter Traditions
Swedish Easter traditions – (photo credit: Lena Granefelt/

When: March/April

More about Swedish Easter traditions, here



Midsommar, midsummer

Mittsommar in Schweden - midsommar
Midsummer in Sweden/Mittsommer in Schweden

When: late June, the Friday between June 19 and June 25.

More about Swedish midsummer traditions, here


Kräftskiva, crayfish party

Swedish crayfish party
Swedish crayfish party – (photo credit: Carolina Romare/

When: August

More about Swedish crayfish parties, here


Christmas in Sweden

Swedish Christmas food
Swedish Christmas food – (Photocredit: Carolina Romare/

When: Christmas eve (exchange of Christmas gifts): December 24; December 25 and 26, first and second Christmas day.

More about a typical Swedish Christmas celebration, here


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