Public Holidays in Norway in 2016

Norway Upcoming Holidays in Norway

Ascension Day
Ascension Day

5 May 2016 This National holiday is in 3 days. Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven forty two days after his crucifixion


16 May 2016 This National holiday is in 14 days. Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.

Constitution Day
Constitution Day

17 May 2016 This National holiday is in 15 days. Norway adopted its constitution in 1814 and it is this event that is celebrated on the ...

Norway List of national public holidays of Norway in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Sunday February 14 Feb 14 Mother's Day Second Sunday in February. Not a public holiday
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
Sunday May 01 May 1 Labour Day
Thursday May 05 May 5 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Monday May 16 May 16 Whitmonday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Tuesday May 17 May 17 Constitution Day Norway adopted its constitution in 1814
Sunday November 13 Nov 13 Fathers Day 2nd Sunday in November. Not a public holiday
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Informal celebrations on eve of December 24 the (Julaften)
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Boxing Day


National Holiday
Not a Public Holiday


  • Holidays falling on a Saturday or Sunday do NOT generate an additional compensation day of holiday.

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