Public holidays in Norway 2019-2023

The Norwegians celebrate the festivals common in Christian countries. Easter and Christmas are the most important festivals there, on which most of the other legal holidays orient themselves. Although Norway actually reaches further north than Finland, Midsummer is not a legal holiday here. Nevertheless, this custom is well known and most shops are closed. The Norwegians do not celebrate it like the Finns on Saturday after Midsummer Day, but always on John the Baptist's birthday - or rather the night before, i.e. on the night from 23 to 24 June. This night was given the name St. John's Eve.


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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

holidaydate
New Year's DayJan, 1st
Labor DayMay, 1st
National holidayMay, 17th
St. Hans EveningJun, 23rd
Birthday of John the BaptistJun, 24th
St. Olav's DayJul, 29th
All Saints' DayNov, 1st
St. Lucia's DayDec, 13th
Christmas EveDec, 24th
Christmas DayDec, 25th
Boxing DayDec, 26th


Moving Holidays in Norway

holiday20192020202120222023
Mother's DayFeb, 10thFeb, 9thFeb, 14thFeb, 13thFeb, 12th
ShrovetideMar, 12thMar, 3rdFeb, 23rdMar, 8thFeb, 28th
Palm SundayApr, 14thApr, 5thMar, 28thApr, 10thApr, 2nd
Good FridayApr, 19thApr, 10thApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7th
Maundy ThursdayApr, 19thApr, 10thApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7th
Easter SundayApr, 21stApr, 12thApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9th
Easter MondayApr, 22ndApr, 13thApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10th
Ascension of ChristMay, 30thMay, 21stMay, 13thMay, 26thMay, 18th
Whit SundayJun, 9thMay, 31stMay, 23rdJun, 5thMay, 28th
Whit MondayJun, 10thJun, 1stMay, 24thJun, 6thMay, 29th
Midsummer DayJun, 21stJun, 20thJun, 21stJun, 21stJun, 21st
Mutton in Cabbage DaySep, 26thSep, 24thSep, 30thSep, 29thSep, 28th
Father's DayNov, 10thNov, 8thNov, 14thNov, 13thNov, 12th