Iceland has a total of 21 holidays in 2019. 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
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
|Tuesday||January 1||National holiday|
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
|Thursday||April 18||National holiday|
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
|Friday||April 19||National holiday|
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
|Sunday||April 21||National holiday|
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
|Monday||April 22||National holiday|
|First Day of Summer
||Thursday||April 25||National holiday|
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
|Wednesday||May 1||National holiday|
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It is a religious holiday that commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.
|Thursday||May 30||National holiday|
Many Christians all over the world annually observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
|Sunday||June 9||National holiday|
Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, is a Christian holiday that falls on the day after Pentecost, which is also known as Whit Sunday or Whitsunday.
|Monday||June 10||National holiday|
|Icelandic Republic Day
||Monday||June 17||National holiday|
||Monday||August 5||National holiday|
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.
|Christmas Eve (from noon)
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Tuesday||December 24||National holiday|
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Wednesday||December 25||National holiday|
|Second Day of Christmas
||Thursday||December 26||National holiday|
|New Year's Eve (from noon)
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
|Tuesday||December 31||National holiday|