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New Year’s Day
Faroe Islands

New Year’s Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands celebrates New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.

YearDateDayHoliday
20211 JanFriNew Year's Day
31 DecFriNew Year's Eve
20221 JanSatNew Year's Day
31 DecSatNew Year's Eve
20231 JanSunNew Year's Day
31 DecSunNew Year's Eve
20241 JanMonNew Year's Day
31 DecTueNew Year's Eve
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

New Year’s Day is a time of resolutions and starting fresh for some, while for others it is spent recovering from a big, late night spent with friends and family.

The town of Vagur has an amazingly fun tradition where a procession of townspeople marches through two gates in the town square. One gate stands for the old year and the other for the new. New year wishes are inscribed on one of the gates. Torchlight and waving flags pass through the gates at midnight, and then an old wooden boat is promptly burned while the people sing a Danish song that translates something like “time flows by like a river”.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20201 JanWedNew Year's Day
31 DecThuNew Year's Eve
20191 JanTueNew Year's Day
31 DecTueNew Year's Eve
20181 JanMonNew Year's Day
31 DecMonNew Year's Eve
20171 JanSunNew Year's Day
31 DecSunNew Year's Eve