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1 January: New Year's Day.
January 2005: Epiphany.
27 to 30 January 2005: Antiquities Trade Fair at Stockholm.
27 to 30 January 2005: Snow Festival at Kiruna, the largest in Europe. Reindeer races, ice sculptures, dog sled competitions...
Viking Race: 50 miles ice skating competition . Departure from Malaren Lake.
3 to 6 February 2005: Grand Lapp Winter Market at Jokkmokk: Lapp handicrafts, art exhibitions, dancing, concerts and a reindeer festival.
10 to 13 February 2005: Rally of Sweden at Karlstad
Vasaloppet: 14 000 skiers cover a distance of 56 miles, from Sälen to Mora.
25 March 2005: Good Friday.
28 March 2005: Easter Monday.
30 April: Walpurgis Night. Large friendship fires all over Sweden. Fireworks and singing to celebrate the return of spring.
1 May: Labour Day.
12 to 14 May 2005: Salmon Festival. Fishing contest.
May 2005: Ascension.
15 May 2005: Pentecost.
4 June: 27th Stockholm International Marathon.
6 June: National Day.
16 to 18 June 2005: Hultsfred Rock Festival, the largest in Sweden.
24 June 2005: Feast of Saint John.
Music around Lake Siljan. Traditional and popular music festival.
9 to 17 July 2005: Traditional Falun Music Festival at Dalecarlie.
16 to 23 July 2005: Stockholm Jazz Festival.
International Opera Festival at Dalhalla.
3 to 7 August 2005: Gay Pride.
8 to 14 August 2005: Medieval week in the old city of Visby on Gotland island.
29 October: Eve of All Saints Day.
14 October 2004 to January 2005: 'Dreams of Italy' exhibition at Stockholm.
2 October to 9 January 2005: exhibition dedicated to the works of Andy Warhol, at the Liljevalchs Gallery in Stockholm.
17 to 27 November 2005: Stockholm International Film Festival.
10 December 2005: Awarding of Nobel Prizes in Stockholm.
13 December 2005: Feast of Saint Lucia, the symbol of light. Celebrations throughout the country.
25 December: Christmas Day.
26 December: Family Day.