Squeeze day in Sweden


Easter was 40 days ago, meaning that today is Ascension Thursday. In Sweden it’s a national holiday, and since there’s just one more day until weekend, many will be taking tomorrow off too. This means that today is actually the start of a four-day weekend.
This occurs almost every time a workday gets squeezed in between a holiday and the weekend. So whenever we get a Tuesday or Thursday off, we also take the Monday or Friday off respectively as a bonus to get four days off work.
These bonus days off are called klämdagar (“squeeze days”) in Swedish, and everyone here loves them.

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3 Responses to Squeeze day in Sweden

  1. Natasa says:

    in German are those days called “Fenstertage”…:-)

  2. jill says:

    :) squeeze day, such a funny word! If I had heard about it without you having explained it I wouldn’t have known what to think lol!

  3. Rozy says:

    :) We also have those kind of days in Bulgaria and we love them too! We only hate it when we have to make up for a “squeezed day”, which usually happens on a Saturday. :/

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