Norway has a total of 44 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
January 1 is a day off for most people in Norway.
|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.
|The Saami people's day
The Saami People's Day is publicly celebrated in Norway by flying the Norwegian and Saami flags.
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.
For Carnival, Norwegians traditionally serve wheat buns filled with whipped cream.
|Daylight Saving Time starts
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.
Good Friday commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion, and death.
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.
Easter Monday in Norway is the last day of the Easter holiday.
Labor Day or May Day on May 1 is a public holiday day in Norway.
|Day of liberation
Liberation Day in Norway marks the end of the German occupation during the second World War.
|17 May Constitution Day (1814)
Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It is a religious holiday that commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.
|Dissolution of union with Sweden (1905)
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.
Whit Monday is a public holiday in Norway, making the Pentecost weekend a long weekend.
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.
|Crown Prince Haakon's day
July 20 is H.K.H. Crown Prince Haakon birthday and a flag day in Norway.
|St. Olaf's day
|Crown Princess Mette-Marit's day
August 19 is Crown Princess Mette Marit 's birthday is a flag day in Norway.
|United Nations Day
The UN Day is on October 24 and is mainly marked in schools and kindergartens in Norway.
|Daylight Saving Time ends
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.
Boxing Day on December 26 is a public holiday in Norway
|New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.