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Norway Public Holidays 2017

Today – 20 September 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.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
13 AprThuMaundy Thursday
14 AprFriGood Friday
16 AprSunEaster Sunday
17 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayMonLabour Day
17 MayWedConstitution Day
25 MayThuAscension Day
4 JunSunWhit Sunday
5 JunMonWhit Monday
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTue2nd 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.