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Today, Friday the 23rd of February 2024 in Sweden, we celebrate

Torsten, Torun

...on their name day.

Upcoming name days

Saturday the 24th of FebruaryMats, Mattias
Sunday the 25th of FebruarySigvard, Sivert
Monday the 26th of FebruaryTorgny, Torkel
Tuesday the 27th of FebruaryLage
Wednesday the 28th of FebruaryMaja, Maria
Thursday the 29th of February
Friday the 1st of MarchAlbin, Elvira

What is the name day in Sweden?

In Sweden, name days, or "namnsdag" in Swedish, are celebrated on the date associated with one's given name. Each day of the year is associated with one or more names, and people who share the name with the day's celebration typically receive congratulations and may celebrate with family and friends. The tradition of celebrating name days in Sweden dates back to the Middle Ages, and is still widely practiced today.

How do you wish someone a happy name day in Swedish?

To wish someone a happy name day in Swedish, you can say "Grattis på namnsdagen!" which translates to "Congratulations on your name day!"

Alternatively, you can simply say "Grattis!" which means "Congratulations!" and is a common Swedish expression for many celebrations, including name days.

How many Sweden name days are there?

In Sweden, each day of the year is associated with one or more names, and people who share the name with the day's celebration typically receive congratulations and may celebrate with family and friends.

What do you get someone for their name day in Sweden?

In Sweden, name days, or "namnsdag" in Swedish, are an important cultural tradition, and it's common to give small gifts or tokens of appreciation to the person celebrating their name day. Here are some popular gift ideas:

  • Flowers: A bouquet of flowers is a classic and thoughtful gift for a name day celebration in Sweden. It's a good idea to choose flowers based on the person's preferences or the meaning of the flowers.
  • Cake: A special cake or dessert is often part of a name day celebration in Sweden. You could buy a cake or make one yourself.
  • Chocolate: A box of high-quality chocolates is a popular gift for a name day celebration in Sweden.
  • Personalized gifts: Personalized gifts, such as a monogrammed item, a custom-made piece of jewelry or a special engraved item, can be a meaningful way to show your appreciation.
  • Home decor: A decorative item or a household item that the person may enjoy, such as a piece of artwork or a special kitchen gadget.
  • Books: If the person enjoys reading, a book or a set of books could be a thoughtful gift.
  • Clothing and accessories: Clothing or accessories that match the person's style can be a great gift idea.
Overall, the best gift for a name day in Sweden is one that reflects the person's personality and interests, and shows your appreciation and love for them. It's also common to give flowers or small gifts to the person celebrating their name day, and to share a meal or dessert together with family and friends.