Sweden’s Social Democrats argued on Monday for a review of Sweden’s public holidays, arguing that the country’s Muslim community should also be recognised.
“It was a long time ago that we reviewed it. Almost all of our public holidays, except for Midsummer and May 1st, have a Christian religious connection. Sweden is today a multicultural society, and it is worth looking at how it can be done,” Social Democrat party secretary Carin Jämtin said to the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) daily.
It is probable that any decision to introduce a Muslim holiday would mean the replacement of an existing public holiday.
Carin Jämtin stated that the party does not believe that it is possible to add to the current number of public holidays, but was unwilling to speculate on possible alternatives.
Jämtin was however prepared to offer a suggestion on which day could serve as a Muslim holiday.
“One could consider whether Eid, the Muslim Christmas Eve, could be a public holiday,” she said, referring to Eid-al-Fitr, the feast at the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.
The Swedish Humanist Association (Humanisterna) described the idea to introduce a Muslim holiday as “absurd”.
“Most people in Sweden are secularised. For example they don’t celebrate Christmas for Christian, religious reasons.
It is simply an occasion to meet, eat good food and socialize.
The same is the case for Muslims,” said the association’s chairperson Christer Sturmark.
“Christmas is furthermore not a Christian holiday originally. It was the day when the Romans celebrated the sun god.”
Sturmark also said that neither does he want to have a day for the secular community, instead favouring a pool of holidays which an individual can use whenever he or she so desires.
The Christians is Sweden should not stop by celebrating some Muslim holidays.
Why not tell people to take public rest, on the birthday of Buddha?
Some of the holidays within Hindism should also be made public holidays in the Lutheran Kingdom of Sweden.
Since there are also some Satanists who worship the old demons from Nordic mythology, there must be some kind of reverence towards them in the parliament in Stockholm.
Europe is about to cancel the blessings they received for embracing Jesus, the living God 500 years ago during the Reformation.
Welcome back to the age of curses and paganism. The Europeans will ripe chaos and horror for their backsliding.
Written with Ivar