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Svalbard

Public Holidays 2017

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.

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