Norway has a total of 44 holidays in 2018. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
January 1 is a day off for most people in Norway.
|Monday||January 1||National holiday,Flag day|
|Princess Ingrid Alexandra's day
Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway's birthday is a flag day, when the Norwegian flag is flown on all flag poles.
|Sunday||January 21||Flag day|
|The Saami people's day
The Saami People's Day is publicly celebrated in Norway by flying the Norwegian and Saami flags.
|Tuesday||February 6||Flag day|
For Carnival, Norwegians traditionally serve wheat buns filled with whipped cream.
Mother's Day is on the second Sunday in February in Norway.
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
|King Harald V's day
King Harald V of Norway's birthday is a flag day.
|Wednesday||February 21||Flag day|
|Daylight Saving Time starts
||Sunday||March 25||Clock change/Daylight Saving Time|
Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter Sunday and commemorates Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem.
Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus Christ’s last supper with his disciples.
|Thursday||March 29||National holiday|
Good Friday commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion, and death.
|Friday||March 30||National holiday|
Holy Saturday is also known as Easter Saturday, and is the day before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday is a day off for most in Norway.
|Sunday||April 1||National holiday,Flag day|
Easter Monday in Norway is the last day of the Easter holiday.
|Monday||April 2||National holiday|
Labor Day or May Day on May 1 is a public holiday day in Norway.
|Tuesday||May 1||National holiday,Flag day|
|Day of liberation
Liberation Day in Norway marks the end of the German occupation during the second World War.
|Tuesday||May 8||Observance,Flag day|
Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It is a religious holiday that commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.
|Thursday||May 10||National holiday|
|17 May Constitution Day (1814)
||Thursday||May 17||National holiday,Flag day|
Pentecost Eve is not a public holiday in Norway, but shops close earlier than normal.
Whit Sunday or Pentecost is a public holiday in Norway.
|Sunday||May 20||National holiday,Flag day|
Whit Monday is a public holiday in Norway, making the Pentecost weekend a long weekend.
|Monday||May 21||National holiday|
|Dissolution of union with Sweden (1905)
||Thursday||June 7||Flag day|
Traditionally, people celebrate Midsummer's Eve by gathering around a large bonfire.
|St. John's day
|Queen Sonja's day
H.M. Queen Sonja of Norway's birthday is a flag day, when the Norwegian flag is flown on all flag poles.
|Wednesday||July 4||Flag day|
|Crown Prince Haakon's day
July 20 is H.K.H. Crown Prince Haakon birthday and a flag day in Norway.
|Friday||July 20||Flag day|
|St. Olaf's day
||Sunday||July 29||Flag day|
|Crown Princess Mette-Marit's day
August 19 is Crown Princess Mette Marit 's birthday is a flag day in Norway.
|Sunday||August 19||Flag day|
|United Nations Day
The UN Day is on October 24 and is mainly marked in schools and kindergartens in Norway.
|Daylight Saving Time ends
||Sunday||October 28||Clock change/Daylight Saving Time|
Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many countries on October 31 each year.
Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
|First Advent Sunday
|Second Advent Sunday
|Third Advent Sunday
|Fourth Advent Sunday
Norwegians exchange gifts and get together for the main Christmas celebrations on December 24.
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Tuesday||December 25||National holiday,Flag day|
Boxing Day on December 26 is a public holiday in Norway
|Wednesday||December 26||National holiday|
|New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.