Public Holidays

Public holidays in Norway 2020-2024

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.

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

Mother's DayFeb, 9thFeb, 14thFeb, 13thFeb, 12thFeb, 11th
ShrovetideMar, 3rdFeb, 23rdMar, 8thFeb, 28thFeb, 20th
Palm SundayApr, 5thMar, 28thApr, 10thApr, 2ndMar, 24th
Good FridayApr, 10thApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29th
Maundy ThursdayApr, 10thApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29th
Easter SundayApr, 12thApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31st
Easter MondayApr, 13thApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1st
Ascension of ChristMay, 21stMay, 13thMay, 26thMay, 18thMay, 9th
Whit SundayMay, 31stMay, 23rdJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19th
Whit MondayJun, 1stMay, 24thJun, 6thMay, 29thMay, 20th
Midsummer DayJun, 20thJun, 21stJun, 21stJun, 21stJun, 20th
Mutton in Cabbage DaySep, 24thSep, 30thSep, 29thSep, 28thSep, 26th
Father's DayNov, 8thNov, 14thNov, 13thNov, 12thNov, 10th