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Public Holidays

Public holidays in Norway

The Norwegians celebrate the festivals common in Christian countries. Easter and Christmas are the most important festivals there, to 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 June 23-24. This night was given the name St. John's Eve.


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Non-floating holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

DateHoliday
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

Holiday20232024202520262027
Mother's DayFeb. 12thFeb. 11thFeb. 9thFeb. 8thFeb. 14th
ShrovetideFeb. 28thFeb. 20thMarch 11thFeb. 24thFeb. 16th
Palm SundayApril 2ndMarch 24thApril 13thMarch 29thMarch 21st
Good FridayApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rdMarch 26th
Maundy ThursdayApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rdMarch 26th
Easter SundayApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5thMarch 28th
Easter MondayApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6thMarch 29th
Ascension of ChristMay 18thMay 9thMay 29thMay 14thMay 6th
Whit SundayMay 28thMay 19thJune 8thMay 24thMay 16th
Whit MondayMay 29thMay 20thJune 9thMay 25thMay 17th
Midsummer DayJune 21stJune 20thJune 21stJune 21stJune 21st
Mutton in Cabbage DaySept. 28thSept. 26thSept. 25thSept. 24thSept. 30th
Father's DayNov. 12thNov. 10thNov. 9thNov. 8thNov. 14th

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