Iceland has a total of 28 holidays in 2020. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Twelfth Night
Monday, January 6, 2020 Twelfth Night is a observance in Iceland
Valentine's Day
Friday, February 14, 2020 Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in western Christian churches.
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020 March Equinox in Iceland (Reykjavik)
Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 9, 2020 Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
Good Friday
Friday, April 10, 2020 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 11, 2020 Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 13, 2020 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
First Day of Summer
Thursday, April 23, 2020 First Day of Summer is a national holiday in Iceland
Labour Day
Friday, May 1, 2020 May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Mothers' Day
Sunday, May 10, 2020 Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Ascension Day
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It is a religious holiday that commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.
Whit Sunday
Sunday, May 31, 2020 Many Christians all over the world annually observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Whit Monday
Monday, June 1, 2020 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.
Icelandic Republic Day
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Icelandic Republic Day is a national holiday in Iceland
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020 June Solstice in Iceland (Reykjavik)
Commerce Day
Monday, August 3, 2020 Commerce Day is a national holiday in Iceland
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September Equinox in Iceland (Reykjavik)
Halloween
Saturday, October 31, 2020 Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many countries on October 31 each year.
Fathers' Day
Sunday, November 8, 2020 Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
Independence Day
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Independence Day is a observance in Iceland
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020 December Solstice in Iceland (Reykjavik)
Christmas Eve (from noon)
Thursday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Second Day of Christmas
Saturday, December 26, 2020 Second Day of Christmas is a national holiday in Iceland
New Year's Eve (from noon)
Thursday, December 31, 2020 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.