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Whit Sunday in Sweden

Pentecost is a Christian holiday commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the disciples of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament of the Bible. It is also known as Whitsunday, or Whit Sunday.

Is Whit Sunday a Public Holiday?

Whit Sunday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2019 it falls on a Sunday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

According to Christian texts, the Holy Spirit, often symbolized by a dove, descended on the apostles who received the gift of tongues. Pentecost celebrates this event.


About Whit Sunday

Read more about Whit Sunday.

Whit Sunday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunMay 24Whit SundayPublic holiday
2016SunMay 15Whit SundayPublic holiday
2017SunJun 4Whit SundayPublic holiday
2018SunMay 20Whit SundayPublic holiday
2019SunJun 9Whit SundayPublic holiday
2020SunMay 31Whit SundayPublic holiday
2021SunMay 23Whit SundayPublic holiday
2022SunJun 5Whit SundayPublic holiday
2023SunMay 28Whit SundayPublic holiday
2024SunMay 19Whit SundayPublic holiday
2025SunJun 8Whit SundayPublic holiday

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