Svalbard Public Holidays 2017Today – 18 November 2017 – is not a holiday in Svalbard.
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Svalbard. 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||May 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|
Formerly ruled by Denmark and Norway, most national holidays in Svalbard are based on Scandinavian cultural traditions and Roman Catholic observances.
Public holidays in Svalbard are regulated by the Annual Holiday Act, which was amended in 2014 to include workers employed in the mining and fishing industries, as well as all public and private sectors.