How long is a Swedish holiday?
According to the Annual Leave Act, you are entitled to 25 full holiday days each year, regardless of your age or type of employment (information about the Annual Leave Act is only available in Swedish). If you work irregularly or part-time, your annual holiday is converted to the equivalent of 25 days.
How much holiday do Swedes get?
Every employee in Sweden is entitled to at least 25 days of paid holiday each year: a period that runs from 1 April to 31 March.
Do Swedes work in the summer?
As most full-time employees head to somewhere warm in Southern Europe or Asia or their beloved summer cottages in the countryside, students take their places for the summer months. It's a win-win situation. Employees go on vacation, students work summer jobs to earn money for their own trips later.
Do the Swedes work in July?
Summer jobs Do not work in July unless you are under 25 years of age. Then you might have a summer job to replace all the sun-seeking holiday Swedes. This means that during July practically all of Sweden is ruled by teenagers and tweens.
When do the Swedes go on holiday in the summer?
A great many Swedes take several weeks of vacation just after midsummer to enjoy life to the fullest. Schools in Sweden are closed from mid-June to mid-August. Many companies are also closed for the semester (holiday) for 4-5 weeks.
What are the Swedish government's official holidays?
The official Swedish public holidays are röda dagen (red days) in Sweden. These are the days when most of Sweden does not have to work. I put them in bold in the list below. Midsummer Eve and Christmas Eve are in bold and italics. Although there are no official public holidays in Sweden, most Swedes take the day off or stop working earlier.
Which day of the year is the most celebrated in Sweden?
More about the Swedish Midsummer. Midsummer is one of the most celebrated days of the year, and everything closes down on Midsummer Day. Most workers only work half a day or have Midsummer Eve off. It is a traditional holiday that dates back centuries.
How many weeks can you take off in Sweden?
According to Swedish law, an employer cannot deny employees the opportunity to take four weeks off in the months of June, July or August, except in certain special circumstances, such as if summer is the peak working time for the company.
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