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Holy Saturday in Sweden

Holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, according to the Christian bible. It is the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter Sunday. It is also known as Easter Eve, Easter Even, Black Saturday, or the Saturday before Easter.

Is Holy Saturday a Public Holiday?

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

La Pietà by Michelangelo

Holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus (sculpture of him pictured above) lay in his tomb after he died. He was resurrected on Easter Sunday, the day after Holy Saturday, according to Christian belief.

©iStockphoto.com/Edward Lin

About Holy Saturday

Read more about Holy Saturday.

Holy Saturday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatApr 4Holy SaturdayDe facto holiday
2016SatMar 26Holy SaturdayDe facto holiday
2017SatApr 15Holy SaturdayDe facto holiday
2018SatMar 31Holy SaturdayDe facto holiday
2019SatApr 20Holy SaturdayDe facto holiday
2020SatApr 11Holy SaturdayDe facto holiday
2021SatApr 3Holy SaturdayDe facto holiday
2022SatApr 16Holy SaturdayDe facto holiday
2023SatApr 8Holy SaturdayDe facto holiday
2024SatMar 30Holy SaturdayDe facto holiday
2025SatApr 19Holy SaturdayDe facto holiday

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