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Iceland Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Iceland. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
13 AprThuMaundy Thursday
14 AprFriGood Friday
16 AprSunEaster Sunday
17 AprMonEaster Monday
20 AprThuFirst Day of Summer
1 MayMonLabour Day
25 MayThuAscension Day
4 JunSunWhit Sunday
5 JunMonWhit Monday
17 JunSatIndependence Day
7 AugMonCommerce Day
24 DecSunChristmas Eve
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueBoxing Day
31 DecSunNew Year's Eve

Formerly ruled by Norway and Denmark, the majority of public holidays and observances in Iceland are based on strong Scandinavian and Roman Catholic traditions. Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are recognized as half-day holidays, with most workers dismissed at noon.