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Red days 2023: How to maximize your time off during the year

Time to start planning for the holidays? Here’s how to get the most out of your vacation in 2023!

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Planning is essential, not least when it comes to getting the most out of your time off during the year. Below we show you how to get as much consecutive leave as possible by making use of the red days of the year.

New Year’s Eve 2022 and Holy Days January 2023

This is how you can take advantage of Christmas Eve, which is a red day, for maximum leave in January 2023:

New Year’s Eve 2022:

Saturday 31 December: Off

January 2023:

Sunday 1 January (New Year’s Day): Red day, off

Monday, January 2: Take time off!

Tuesday, January 3: Take time off!

Wednesday January 4: Take time off!

Thursday 5 January (Thirteenth Eve): Take time off!

Friday 6 January (Thirteenth Day of Christmas): Red day, off

Saturday January 7: Off

Sunday January 8: Off

Red days Easter 2023

If you take the day off on Thursday 6 April, you will get five consecutive days off during Easter 2022.

Thursday, April 6: Take time off!

Friday 7 April (Good Friday): Red day, off.

Saturday April 8 (Easter Eve): Off

Sunday, April 9 (Easter Day): Red day, off

Monday 10 April (Easter Monday): Red day, off

Valborg and 1 May 2023

In 2023, Valborg Fair falls on a Sunday, while May 1 – which is a red day – falls on a Monday.

Sunday, April 30 (Walborg fair evening): Free

Monday 1 May (May Day): Red day, off

Ascension 2023

For a continuous leave of four days in connection with Christ’s Ascension, you will take Friday 19 May off.

Thursday 18 May (Ascension Day): Red day, off

Friday 19 May (Klämpag): Take time off!

Saturday 20 May: Off

Sunday 21 May: Free

Sweden’s National Day 2023

For four consecutive days off at the beginning of June, you will take Monday 5 June off and exploits in this way that June 6, Sweden’s national day, is a red day.

Saturday 3 June: Free

Sunday June 4: Free

Monday, June 5: Take time off!

Tuesday 6 June (Sweden’s national day): Red day, off

Midsummer 2023

If you do not have a day off on Midsummer Eve, you can take this day off for three consecutive days off in connection with the Midsummer weekend.

Friday 23 June (Midsummer Eve): Day off for most people*

Saturday 24 June (Midsummer Day): Red day, off

Sunday 25 June: Free

All Saints’ Day 2023

If you take the day off on Friday 3 November, i.e. All Saints’ Eve, you will get three consecutive days off.

Friday November 3 (All Saints’ Eve): Half day or take the day off!

Saturday 4 November (All Saints’ Day): Red day, off

Sunday, November 5: Free

Christmas and New Year 2023

By taking advantage of the red days during Christmas and New Year 2023, you can get a longer continuous holiday. Below you can see different ways that you can maximize the time off during Christmas 2023, as well as the first week of January 2024.

Saturday 23 December 2023: Free

Sunday 24 December 2023 (Christmas Eve): Free

Monday 25 December 2023 (Christmas Day): Red day, off

Tuesday 26 December 2023 (Boxing Day): Red day, off

Wednesday 27 December 2023: Take time off!

Thursday 28 December 2023: Take time off!

Friday 29 December 2023: Take time off!

Saturday 30 December 2023: Free

Sunday 31 December 2023 (New Year’s Eve): Free

Monday, January 1, 2024 (New Year’s Day): Off

Tuesday, January 2, 2024: Take time off!

Wednesday 3 January 2024: Take time off!

Thursday 4 January 2024: Take time off!

Friday 5 January 2024 (Thirteenth Eve): Take time off!

Saturday 6 January 2024 (Thirteenth day of Christmas): Red day, off

Sunday January 7: Off

* Midsummer Eve is not, by law, a red day, but still can be equated to a red day in practice thanks to the holiday law. If you work normal office hours, you are usually free on Midsummer’s Eve, but it is ultimately up to your employer and collective agreement.

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