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Christmas Eve in Sweden

Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.

Is Christmas Eve a Public Holiday?

While Christmas Eve is not an official public holiday, it is traditionally a non-working day for most employees, so many businesses are closed.

Christmas tree section on white.

Christmas trees are decorated with baubles, lights and tinsel during the Christmas season.

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About Christmas Eve

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Christmas Eve Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuDec 24Christmas EveDe facto holiday
2016SatDec 24Christmas EveDe facto holiday
2017SunDec 24Christmas EveDe facto holiday
2018MonDec 24Christmas EveDe facto holiday
2019TueDec 24Christmas EveDe facto holiday
2020ThuDec 24Christmas EveDe facto holiday
2021FriDec 24Christmas EveDe facto holiday
2022SatDec 24Christmas EveDe facto holiday
2023SunDec 24Christmas EveDe facto holiday
2024TueDec 24Christmas EveDe facto holiday
2025WedDec 24Christmas EveDe facto holiday

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