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Public Holidays

Public holidays in Iceland 2022-2026

The fact that Iceland is a Christian country is also reflected in the calendar, which includes almost all holidays of the Western Christian Church. More pronounced than in most other countries, even Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve are public holidays.

A special Icelandic feature is the day off at the beginning of summer. But the midsummer day is missing and also the beginning of winter is treated a bit stepmotherly.


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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

dateholidayLocal name
Jan, 1stNew Year's DayNýársdagur
Jan, 6thEpiphanyÞrettándinn
Feb, 18thWomen's DayKonudagur
May, 1stLabor DayHátíðisdagur Verkamanna
Jun, 17thNational holidayÍslenski þjóðhátíðardagurinn
Aug, 15thAssumption Day
Nov, 16thDay of the Icelandic LanguageDagur íslenskrar tungu
Dec, 23rdBishop Thorlak's DayÞorláksmessa
Dec, 24thChristmas EveAðfangadagur
Dec, 25thChristmas DayJóladagur
Dec, 26thBoxing DayAnnar í jólum
Dec, 31stNew Year's EveGamlárskvöld



Moving Holidays in Iceland

holidayLocal name20222023202420252026
Husband's DayBóndadagurJan, 21stJan, 20thJan, 19thJan, 24thJan, 23rd
Green MondayBolludagurFeb, 28thFeb, 20thFeb, 12thMar, 3rdFeb, 16th
Shrove TuesdaySprengidagurMar, 1stFeb, 21stFeb, 13thMar, 4thFeb, 17th
Ash WednesdayÖskudagurMar, 2ndFeb, 22ndFeb, 14thMar, 5thFeb, 18th
Palm SundayPálmasunnudagurApr, 10thApr, 2ndMar, 24thApr, 13thMar, 29th
Maundy ThursdaySkírdagurApr, 14thApr, 6thMar, 28thApr, 17thApr, 2nd
Good FridayFöstudagurinn langiApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29thApr, 18thApr, 3rd
Easter SundayPáskadagurApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31stApr, 20thApr, 5th
Easter MondayAnnar í páskumApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1stApr, 21stApr, 6th
Beginning of summerSumardagurinn fyrstiApr, 21stApr, 20thApr, 25thApr, 24thApr, 23rd
Mother's DayMæðradagurinnMay, 8thMay, 14thMay, 12thMay, 11thMay, 10th
Ascension of ChristUppstigningardagurMay, 26thMay, 18thMay, 9thMay, 29thMay, 14th
Whit SundayHvítasunnudagurJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19thJun, 8thMay, 24th
Seamen's DaySjómannadagurinnJun, 5thJun, 4thJun, 2ndJun, 1stJun, 7th
Whit MondayAnnar í hvítasunnuJun, 6thMay, 29thMay, 20thJun, 9thMay, 25th
Corpus ChristiJun, 16thJun, 8thMay, 30thJun, 19thJun, 4th
Free day for employeesVerslunarmannahelgiAug, 1stAug, 7thAug, 5thAug, 4thAug, 3rd
Beginning of winterFyrsti vetrardagurOct, 22ndOct, 28thOct, 26thOct, 25thOct, 24th
Father's DayNov, 13thNov, 12thNov, 10thNov, 9thNov, 8th

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