A season corresponds to a hattrick year. The oldest league, Sverige, is currently midway through it's 27th season. The 28th season will begin in December 2005
Program of the Season
There are 16 weeks in a season. 14 weeks for league matches, then 1 week for promotion-demotion matches and the last week is a free week, a week without a match in the weekend. In the week before the first competition match, the first cup match is held, and these cup matches continue untill some team has won the cup. In big leagues the last cup match is after the last league match.
End of the Season
At the end of the season, and the beginning of the season some yearly rituals are done: