Norway Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.


1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Første nyttårsdag) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
12 FebSunMother's Day - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. 2nd Sunday in February. Not a Public Holiday
13 AprThursMaundy Thursday (Skjærtorsdag) - The Thursday before Easter Sunday. Commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels
14 AprFriGood Firday (Langfredag) - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The Friday before Easter Sunday
17 AprMonEaster Monday (Andre påskedag) - Monday after Easter Sunday. Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
1 MayMonLabour Day (Første mai) - A holiday for certain sectors of the workforce
17 MayWedConstitution Day (Syttende mai or Grunnlovsdagen) - Norway adopted its constitution on May 17 in the year 1814. Declared Norway to be an independent kingdom in an attempt to avoid being ceded to Sweden after Denmark–Norway's devastating defeat in the Napoleonic Wars
25 MayThursAscension Day (Kristi himmelfartsdag) - Commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. 39 days after Easter
5 JunMonWhitmonday (Andre pinsedag) - 7th Monday after Easter. Also known as Pentecost Monday
12 NovSunFather's Day - Is a celebration honoring fathers. 2nd Sunday in November. Not a Public Holiday
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Første juledag) - Celebrate the birth of Christ. Informal celebrations on eve of 24th December. Julaften
26 DecTueSt. Stephen's Day (Andre juledag) - A Christian saint's day celebrated on 26 December in the Western Church and 27 December in the Eastern Church

1 JanWedNew Year's Day
17 AprThursMaundy Thursday
18 AprFriGood Firday
21 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayThursLabour Day
17 MaySatConstitution Day
29 MayThursAscension Day
9 JunMonWhitmonday
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriBoxing Day

1 JanThursNew Year's Day
2 AprThursMaundy Thursday
3 AprFriGood Firday
6 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayFriLabour Day
14 MayThursAscension Day
17 MaySunConstitution Day
25 MayMonWhitmonday
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatBoxing Day

1 JanFriNew Year's Day
24 MarThursMaundy Thursday
25 MarFriGood Firday
28 MarMonEaster Monday
1 MaySunLabour Day
5 MayThursAscension Day
16 MayMonWhitmonday
17 MayTueConstitution Day
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonBoxing Day

1 JanMonNew Year's Day
11 FebSunMother's Day (2nd Sunday in February. Not a Public Holiday)
29 MarThursMaundy Thursday (The Thursday before Easter Sunday)
30 AprFriGood Firday (The Friday before Easter Sunday)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
1 MayTueLabour Day
10 MayThursAscension Day (40th days after Easter)
17 MayThursConstitution Day (Norway adopted its constitution in 1814)
21 MayMonWhitmonday (7th Monday after Easter. Also known as Pentecost Monday)
11 NovSunFather's Day (2nd Sunday in November. Not a Public Holiday)
25 DecTueChristmas Day (Informal celebrations on eve of 24th December. Julaften)
26 DecWedSt. Stephen's Day

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