Public Holidays in Iceland in 2016

Iceland Upcoming Holidays in Iceland

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve

24 December 2016 This National holiday is in 13 days. Afternoon Only. Marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that starte...

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This National holiday is in 14 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

St Stephens Day
St Stephens Day

26 December 2016 This National holiday is in 15 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

Iceland List of national public holidays of Iceland in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Thursday March 24 Mar 24 Maundy Thursday The Thursday before Easter Sunday
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday The Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday March 28 Mar 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Thursday April 21 Apr 21 First Day of Summer Thursday after 18 April
Sunday May 01 May 1 May Day
Thursday May 05 May 5 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Sunday May 08 May 8 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday May 16 May 16 Whit Monday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Friday June 17 Jun 17 Independence Day Independence from Denmark in 1944
Monday August 01 Aug 1 Commerce Day 1st Monday in August
Sunday November 13 Nov 13 Father's Day 2nd Sunday in November. Not a public holiday
Saturday December 24 Dec 24 Christmas Eve Afternoon Only
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Monday December 26 Dec 26 St Stephens Day


National Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • Holidays are observed on their calendar date. If the date of a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the holiday will generally not be moved to a weekday.

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