Public Holidays

Public holidays in Norway

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.

Jan. 1stNew Year's Day
May 1stLabor Day
May 17thNational holiday
June 23rdSt. Hans Evening
June 24thBirthday of John the Baptist
July 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

Mother's DayFeb. 13thFeb. 12thFeb. 11thFeb. 9thFeb. 8th
ShrovetideMarch 8thFeb. 28thFeb. 20thMarch 11thFeb. 24th
Palm SundayApril 10thApril 2ndMarch 24thApril 13thMarch 29th
Good FridayApril 15thApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rd
Maundy ThursdayApril 15thApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rd
Easter SundayApril 17thApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5th
Easter MondayApril 18thApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6th
Ascension of ChristMay 26thMay 18thMay 9thMay 29thMay 14th
Whit SundayJune 5thMay 28thMay 19thJune 8thMay 24th
Whit MondayJune 6thMay 29thMay 20thJune 9thMay 25th
Midsummer DayJune 21stJune 21stJune 20thJune 21stJune 21st
Mutton in Cabbage DaySept. 29thSept. 28thSept. 26thSept. 25thSept. 24th
Father's DayNov. 13thNov. 12thNov. 10thNov. 9thNov. 8th

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