Holiday Guide for Norway in 2019

Norway 2019

Norway information

Population: 5.22m
Capital: Oslo
Calling Code: (47)
Time Zone: +1 UTC
Currency: Norwegian krone
Language: Norwegian

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Norway List of National Holidays in Norway in 2019

New Year's Day

New Year's Day (Første nyttårsdag)

Norway: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday (Skjærtorsdag)

Norway: Also Known as Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday commemorates the last supper and established the ceremony known as the Eucharist

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday (Langfredag)

Norway: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.


Easter (Første påskedag)

Norway: On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday (Andre påskedag)

Norway: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Labour Day

Labour Day (Første mai)

Norway: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Constitution Day

 Long Weekend! 
Constitution Day (Syttende Mai)

Norway: Norway's National Day marks the adoption of the Constitution which declared the country as a kingdom independent of Sweden on May 17th 1814.

Ascension Day

Ascension Day (Kristi hilmmelfartsdag)

Norway: Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven thirty nine days after his crucifixion

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday (Første pinsedag)

Norway: Celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter

Whit Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Whit Monday (Andre pinsedag)

Norway: Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve (Julaften)

Norway: Christmas Eve marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that started on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day (Første juledag)

Norway: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on 25 December 1 BC

Second Day of Christmas

Second Day of Christmas (Andre juledag)

Norway: Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December


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