This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Norway. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

February 6 Wednesday The Saami people's day Observance

Ethnic national day for the Sami people. Falls on February 6 as this date was when the first Sámi congress was held in 1917 in Trondheim, Norway.

February 10 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Second Sunday of February in Norway

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

February 21 Thursday King Harald V's day Observance

A birthday of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway

April 14 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance

Christian feast that commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It falls on the Sunday before Easter.

April 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday Public holiday

Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 20 Saturday Holy Saturday Observance

Christian holiday which commemorates the day that Jesus' body lay in the tomb and the Harrowing of Hell. It's the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter.

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Public holiday

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 22 Monday Easter Monday Public holiday

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in many countries.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 8 Wednesday Liberation Day Observance

A holiday, that marks the liberation from Nazi Germany

May 17 Friday Norwegian Constitution Day Public holiday

That day marks the celebration of the Constitution of 1814

May 30 Thursday Ascension Day Public holiday

This holiday commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter

June 7 Friday Dissolution of union with Sweden Observance

Anniversary of the Dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden (1905)

June 9 Sunday Pentecost Public holiday

The Christian feast day, which is celebrated ten days after Ascension Thursday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ

June 10 Monday Whit Monday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrated the day after Pentecost.

June 23 Sunday Midsummer Eve Observance

The day marks the ancient middle of Summer. Midsummer's Eve is the evening before St. John's Day, also called Jonsok in Norwegian

June 24 Monday Midsummer Observance

Midsummer in Norway is also called St. John's Day or Jonosk. Celebrated on June 24, Jonosk is a religious holiday commemorating the birth os St.John the Baptist.

October 31 Thursday Halloween Observance

The eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day, traditionally considered the only day in the year when the spirits of the dead can return to earth. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, divination games, telling scary stories, watching horror films etc.

November 10 Sunday Father's Day Observance

A celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Second Sunday in November in Finland, Sweden, and Norway.

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 26 Thursday Boxing Day Public holiday

A holiday celebrated on the day after Christmas Day and also Saint Stephen's Day or Second Christmas Day in some countries or Day of Goodwill (South Africa)

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

Holidays in Norway in 2019

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Norway. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

February 6 Wednesday The Saami people's day Observance

Ethnic national day for the Sami people. Falls on February 6 as this date was when the first Sámi congress was held in 1917 in Trondheim, Norway.

February 10 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Second Sunday of February in Norway

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

February 21 Thursday King Harald V's day Observance

A birthday of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway

April 14 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance

Christian feast that commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It falls on the Sunday before Easter.

April 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday Public holiday

Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles

April 19 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 20 Saturday Holy Saturday Observance

Christian holiday which commemorates the day that Jesus' body lay in the tomb and the Harrowing of Hell. It's the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter.

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Public holiday

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 22 Monday Easter Monday Public holiday

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in many countries.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 8 Wednesday Liberation Day Observance

A holiday, that marks the liberation from Nazi Germany

May 17 Friday Norwegian Constitution Day Public holiday

That day marks the celebration of the Constitution of 1814

May 30 Thursday Ascension Day Public holiday

This holiday commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter

June 7 Friday Dissolution of union with Sweden Observance

Anniversary of the Dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden (1905)

June 9 Sunday Pentecost Public holiday

The Christian feast day, which is celebrated ten days after Ascension Thursday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ

June 10 Monday Whit Monday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrated the day after Pentecost.

June 23 Sunday Midsummer Eve Observance

The day marks the ancient middle of Summer. Midsummer's Eve is the evening before St. John's Day, also called Jonsok in Norwegian

June 24 Monday Midsummer Observance

Midsummer in Norway is also called St. John's Day or Jonosk. Celebrated on June 24, Jonosk is a religious holiday commemorating the birth os St.John the Baptist.

October 31 Thursday Halloween Observance

The eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day, traditionally considered the only day in the year when the spirits of the dead can return to earth. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, divination games, telling scary stories, watching horror films etc.

November 10 Sunday Father's Day Observance

A celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Second Sunday in November in Finland, Sweden, and Norway.

December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 26 Thursday Boxing Day Public holiday

A holiday celebrated on the day after Christmas Day and also Saint Stephen's Day or Second Christmas Day in some countries or Day of Goodwill (South Africa)

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

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