Norway Public Holidays 2017Today – 18 November 2017 – is not a holiday in Norway.
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Norway. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|13 Apr||Thu||Maundy Thursday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|16 Apr||Sun||Easter Sunday|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|17 May||Wed||Constitution Day|
|25 May||Thu||Ascension Day|
|4 Jun||Sun||Whit Sunday|
|5 Jun||Mon||Whit Monday|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tue||2nd Day of Christmas|
National holidays in Norway are regulated by the Act Respecting Public Holidays and their Sanctity – 1995. This Act names the 10 national holidays and provides the government with the authority to create additional national holidays as one-time events if necessary.
Public holidays are seen as a time for celebration in Norway, but also as a time to reflect on Peace. Part of this Act determines when celebrations can take place, noise levels associated with these celebrations, and timings on when these celebrations must end.
Under the Holiday Act of 1988, residents of Norway who do not actively practice the Lutheran faith have the right to two paid days off a year that is based on their religious preferences.