In Sweden, Halloween is known as “Alla Helgons Dag” (All Saints Day) and is mostly celebrated the first Saturday in November somewhere in between October 31 until November 6 depending on the year. As with many other holidays, “Alla Helgons Dag” has an eve which becomes a shortened working day for most.
In Sweden this is a day of remembering the dead. This might be a reason why some swedes are reluctant to embrace this to us new Holiday called Halloween. As many people visit cemeteries and lay candles on the graves of their deceased loved ones. It’s a very beautiful occasion. However Halloween is slowly getting there. Even if Swedes who do celebrate Halloween has chosen the scary part of it and are skipping US Halloween that’s more a free-for-all in terms of costumes, as we consider that more for “regular” costume parties the rest of the year.
Slowly we’re adopting what we like about Halloween and also keeping our own traditions around this holiday.
We will celebrate this holiday by closing at 2 pm October 31st 2014.