Sweden Feast Day Calendars
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Background[edit | edit source]
Many times in the Swedish Church Records, a minister recorded the date of an event by the name of the Fixed or Moveable Feast Date which is based on the liturgical year (the church year) rather than the Julian or Gregorian date that we would recognize. To convert a Moveable Feast Day that you see in a record to a Julian or Gregorian date, choose the year that you are working in from the table below. See Scandinavia Feast Day Calendar for more information about Fixed and Movable Feast Days in the Nordic countries. For information on the order of the Lutheran church year see Lutheran Liturgical Calendar.
- The Swedish government began using the Gregorian calendar on February 18, 1753. Prior to that, they used the Julian calendar. Do not use this conversion table for Danish or Norwegian research between 1700 and 1753.
- Between February 29, 1700 (Julian) and February 29, 1712 (Julian), the Swedish government used its own "Swedish Calendar". As part of the transition from the Swedish Calendar back to the Julian calendar in 1712, the month of February in 1712 has 30 days.
- For more information on the Swedish calendar of 1700-1712 see Wikipedia, Swedish calendar and Hans Högman, Change of Calendars.
Other Nordic country feast day calendars:
Movable Feast Days[edit | edit source]
Year Selection[edit | edit source]
Fixed Feast Days[edit | edit source]
Alphabetical by First Letter[edit | edit source]
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Feast Days in Chronological Order[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
Bukke, Inger M., and Kristensen, Peer K., and Thomsen, Finn A. The Comprehensive Genealogical Feast Day Calendar. Bountiful: Thomsens, 1983
Johansson, Carl-Erik. Cradled in Sweden, Revised edition. Logan: The Everton Publishers Inc., 1995
Blixt, Sam. Almanacka 1600 - 1999. Vimmerby: Vtt-Grafiska, 1985
Latham, R.E. Revised Medieval Latin Word List from British and Irish Sources. London: Published for the British Academy by the Oxford University Press, 1973