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Public Holidays

Public holidays in Norway 2022-2026

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.

dateholiday
Jan, 1stNew Year's Day
May, 1stLabor Day
May, 17thNational holiday
Jun, 23rdSt. Hans Evening
Jun, 24thBirthday of John the Baptist
Jul, 29thSt. Olav's Day
Nov, 1stAll Saints' Day
Dec, 13thSt. Lucia's Day
Dec, 24thChristmas Eve
Dec, 25thChristmas Day
Dec, 26thBoxing Day



Moving Holidays in Norway

holiday20222023202420252026
Mother's DayFeb, 13thFeb, 12thFeb, 11thFeb, 9thFeb, 8th
ShrovetideMar, 8thFeb, 28thFeb, 20thMar, 11thFeb, 24th
Palm SundayApr, 10thApr, 2ndMar, 24thApr, 13thMar, 29th
Good FridayApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29thApr, 18thApr, 3rd
Maundy ThursdayApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29thApr, 18thApr, 3rd
Easter SundayApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31stApr, 20thApr, 5th
Easter MondayApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1stApr, 21stApr, 6th
Ascension of ChristMay, 26thMay, 18thMay, 9thMay, 29thMay, 14th
Whit SundayJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19thJun, 8thMay, 24th
Whit MondayJun, 6thMay, 29thMay, 20thJun, 9thMay, 25th
Midsummer DayJun, 21stJun, 21stJun, 20thJun, 21stJun, 21st
Mutton in Cabbage DaySep, 29thSep, 28thSep, 26thSep, 25thSep, 24th
Father's DayNov, 13thNov, 12thNov, 10thNov, 9thNov, 8th

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