School holidays Sweden

Are you looking for the date of a specific school holiday in Sweden? On holiday-calender.net you will find the school holidays in primary and general secondary education for the 2011/2012 school year.

School holidays Sweden 2011-2012

School holiday Primary education General secondary education
Starting date of students’ school
year
Late in August Late in August
End of students’ school year Middle of June Middle of June
According to the Compulsory School Ordinance and the Upper secondary School Ordinance a school year consists of at least 178 school days and at least 17 holidays – the exact dates vary on regional and municipality level.
Autumn holidays 31 October – 4 November 2011 31 October – 4 November 2011
Christmas/New Year Start between 19–22 Dec. 2011
End between 2 – 13 Jan. 2012
Start between 19–22 Dec. 2011
End between 2 – 13 Jan. 2012
Winter/Carnival One week between
13 February – 9 March 2012
One week between
13 February – 9 March 2012
Spring/Easter 1 week between
2–13 Apr 2012
1 week between
2–13 Apr 2012
Summer About 10 weeks About 10 weeks
Public/religious holidays Public holidays outside school
holidays are:
6 January 2012 (Epiphany)
6 April 2012 (Good Friday)
9 April 2012 (Easter Monday)
1 May 2012 (Labour Day)
17 May 2012 (Ascension Day)
6 June 2012 (the National Day)
(if these do not fall on a Saturday and Sunday)
Public holidays outside school
holidays are:
6 January 2012 (Epiphany)
6 April 2012 (Good Friday)
9 April 2012 (Easter Monday)
1 May 2012 (Labour Day)
17 May 2012 (Ascension Day)
6 June 2012 (the National Day)
(if these do not fall on a Saturday and Sunday)
Starting date of teachers’
school year
Middle of August Middle of August
End of teachers’ school year Middle of June Middle of June

Additional notes:
We have a single structure compulsory school, 9 years, with no differences between stages. Starting and finishing dates vary on regional and municipality levels, dates here are indicative.

Teachers: Teachers usually start their work earlier for planning etc. CPD is the responsibility of the employer and it can
take place when the pupils are in school or not.

Source: Eurydice