Every calendar year is qualification for your holiday. Paid holiday is given for the period corresponding to your employment during the calendar year. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays are not counted as vacation days. Equal to public holidays are Midsummer's Eve, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Vacation Application

  • You apply for your vacation in Primula:
  • Select "Vacation application" in the left hand menue and fill out the dates you plan to be on holiday.
  • Click on "Add" and then "Submit"

When your application has been processed you will recieve an e-mail to let you know if your application has been approved or denied.

Remember thay you have to take at least 20 vacation days per year in accordance with Swedish law, and you can not have more than 35 days saved.

Number of Vacation Days

Age Up to the age of 29 From the year you reach 30 From the year
you reach 40
Days 28 31 35


Holiday Pay

A supplementary payment of 0,44 % of an employee’s normal salary per month is paid for each vacation day. For those employees that belong to a Trade Union affiliated with Saco-S (The Swedish Confederation of Professions) the supplementary payment of
0,49 % is paid for each vacation day.

Exchanging vacation time for leave

If you are sick or need to take care of sick children during your vacation it is possible to exchange your vacation day for absence because of illness or absence to look after a sick child. The illness must be severe enough that you could not work and you must notify your department, centre, etc, either by telephone or by mail provided the mail is stamped with the date that you are ill on. If you are required to look after your sick children during your vacation, notify your department, centre, etc, and the Social Insurance Agency (“Försäkringskassan”).


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