Flag days in SwedenSwedish law a number of days of the calendar year are designated as official flag days. This means that the Flag of Sweden is flown on all public flag poles and buildings. Hoisting of the Swedish flag on private flag poles on these days is also strongly encouraged, however omitting to do so is no longer a punishable offence.
Flying of the flag is permissible from sunrise to sunset. In general this means from 8 AM to 8 PM. During winter the time from sunrise to sunset is often less than 12 hours in the whole of Sweden and during this time the actual daylight hours should be observed. In the parts of Sweden north of the polar circle the sun doesn't rise at all for some weeks during December. One example of handling this is the practice of the Infantry Regiment in Kiruna, which during this period flies the flag for one hour each day starting at noon.
May 9 is not an official Swedish flag day. It receives its status from being a European Union flag day, and the fact that Sweden is a member country of the European Union. In Sweden this is observed by flying the Swedish flag side by side with the European Union flag on public flag poles and buildings.
|Date||English Name||Local Name||Remarks|
|January 1||New Year's Day||Nyårsdagen|
|January 28||Namesday of the King||Konungens namnsdag||H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf|
|March 12||Namesday of the Heir Apparent||Kronprinsessans namnsdag||H.R.H. Princess Victoria|
|Moveable Sunday||Easter Sunday||Påskdagen|
|April 30||Birthday of the King||Konungens födelsedag||H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf|
|May 1||May Day||Första maj|
|May 9||Europe day||Europadagen||European Union flag day|
|Moveable Sunday||Pentecost||Pingstdagen||50 days after Easter|
|June 6||National Day of Sweden||Sveriges Nationaldag||Flag day but not an official holliday|
|Third Saturday of June||Midsummer Day||Midsommardagen|
|July 14||Birthday of the Heir Apparent||Kronprinsessans födelsedag||H.R.H. Princess Victoria|
|August 8||Namesday of the Queen||Drottningens namnsdag||H.M. Queen Silvia|
|Third Sunday of September||Election Day||Dag för val till riksdagen||Elections held every four years|
|October 24||Day of the United Nations||FN-dagen|
|November 6||Day of Gustavus Adolpus||Gustav Adolfsdagen||Battle of Lützen 1632|
|December 10||Alfred Nobel Day||Nobeldagen||The Nobel Awards Ceremony|
|December 23||Birthday of the Queen||Drottningens födelsedag||H.M. Queen Silvia|
|December 25||Christmas Day||Juldagen|