Norway has a total of 44 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 downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date
New Year's Day
January 1 is a day off for most people in Norway.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
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.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The Saami people's day
The Saami People's Day is publicly celebrated in Norway by flying the Norwegian and Saami flags.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Mother's Day
Mother's Day is on the second Sunday in February in Norway.
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Friday, February 14, 2020
King Harald V's day
King Harald V of Norway's birthday is a flag day.
Friday, February 21, 2020
For Carnival, Norwegians traditionally serve wheat buns filled with whipped cream.
Sunday, February 23, 2020
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020
Daylight Saving Time starts
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter Sunday and commemorates Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem.
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus Christ’s last supper with his disciples.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Good Friday
Good Friday commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion, and death.
Friday, April 10, 2020
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is also known as Easter Saturday, and is the day before Easter Sunday.
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is a day off for most in Norway.
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Easter Monday
Easter Monday in Norway is the last day of the Easter holiday.
Monday, April 13, 2020
Labor day
Labor Day or May Day on May 1 is a public holiday day in Norway.
Friday, May 1, 2020
Day of liberation
Liberation Day in Norway marks the end of the German occupation during the second World War.
Friday, May 8, 2020
17 May Constitution Day (1814)
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Ascension Day
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Pentecost Eve
Pentecost Eve is not a public holiday in Norway, but shops close earlier than normal.
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Whit Sunday
Whit Sunday or Pentecost is a public holiday in Norway.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Whit Monday
Whit Monday is a public holiday in Norway, making the Pentecost weekend a long weekend.
Monday, June 1, 2020
Dissolution of union with Sweden (1905)
Sunday, June 7, 2020
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Midsummer Eve
Traditionally, people celebrate Midsummer's Eve by gathering around a large bonfire.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
St. John's day
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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.
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Crown Prince Haakon's day
July 20 is H.K.H. Crown Prince Haakon birthday and a flag day in Norway.
Monday, July 20, 2020
St. Olaf's day
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Crown Princess Mette-Marit's day
August 19 is Crown Princess Mette Marit 's birthday is a flag day in Norway.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
United Nations Day
The UN Day is on October 24 and is mainly marked in schools and kindergartens in Norway.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many countries on October 31 each year.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Father's Day
Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
Sunday, November 8, 2020
First Advent Sunday
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Second Advent Sunday
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Third Advent Sunday
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Fourth Advent Sunday
Sunday, December 20, 2020
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020
Christmas Eve
Norwegians exchange gifts and get together for the main Christmas celebrations on December 24.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Friday, December 25, 2020
Boxing Day
Boxing Day on December 26 is a public holiday in Norway
Saturday, December 26, 2020
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Thursday, December 31, 2020