Is New Year’s Day a Public Holiday in Sweden?
New Year’s Day is a public holiday for the general population according to Sweden Holidays 2020. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.
New Year Customs In Sweden
One of the most popular New Year Traditions followed in Sweden is watching the 1982 film adaptation of “Ivanhoe“ and “The New Year Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra” in the afternoon broadcasted by SVT on the New Year’s Day. i.e. 01 January. Since a lot of Swedish customs and traditions roll around television, this tradition is followed every year with great enthusiasm. However as of now, TV3, a commercial channel, has taken over this responsibility.
Another tradition in Sweden is eating Rice Pudding served with nuts with loved ones on both New Year’s Eve and New Year Day. it is believed that anyone who finds a total of 12 nuts is blessed with fate and good luck. Youngsters can be seen organizing house get-togethers, hosting parties and entertaining guests. Swedish natives wish their family, friends and loved ones “Gott Nytt År” or “Happy New Year” and offer them gifts.
New Year’s Day Observances
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New Year Celebrations in Other Countries
- New Year’s Day in South Africa
- New Year’s Day in Canada
- New Year’s Day in the United States
- New Year’s Day in Singapore
- New Year’s Day in Romania
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