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Holidays and Flag Days to Know in Norway 2020

The important Norwegian dates of 2020 to know include public holidays, flag days, and cultural festivals of all kinds. Whether you’re wondering when to send your mom flowers for Mother’s Day or need to know each of the Christmas advents, our calendar will keep you up-to-date!

 
 

What is a flag day in Norway?

Flag days are days that have been decreed as dates on which to fly the Norwegian flag. On flag days in Norway, businesses are not closed nor are there special hours. All national institutions must fly the flag on these dates, while private institutions and people are not obligated to do so (though many do).

The birthdays of adult royals are flag days. Some public holidays are also flag days, such as Easter and Christmas.

 

 

What is a public holiday in Norway?

Public holidays are nation-wide holidays when public offices, institutions, and administrative buildings are closed. Some private businesses are closed, but many stay open, including a fair number of restaurants, shops, and grocery stores. This changes frequently so check individual websites for holiday opening hours if you’re not sure.

Here are the public holidays, flag days, and important dates to know in Norway 2020.

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January in Norway

Flag Day?

Holiday?

Date

Holiday Name

1 January New Year’s Day: Første nyttårsdag
21 January Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s birthday
22 – 24 January Oslo Design Fair

 

 

February in Norway

Flag Day?

Holiday?

Date

Holiday Name

6 February The Saami National Day: Samenes nasjonaldag
9 February Mother’s Day: Morsdag
21 February King Harald V’s Day

 
 

March in Norway

No holidays or flag days in March this year

 

 

April in Norway

Flag Day?

Holiday?

Date

Holiday Name

9 April Maundy Thursday: Skjærtorsdag
10 April Good Friday: Langfredag
12 April Easter Sunday: Første påskedag
12 April Easter Monday: Andre påskedag

 
 

May in Norway

Flag Day?

Holiday?

Date

Holiday Name

1 May International Worker’s Day: Første mai
8 May Norway’s Liberation Day: Frigjøringsdagen
17 May Constitution Day: Syttende mai or Grunnlovsdagen
21 May Ascension Day: Kristi himmelfartsdag
31 May Whit Sunday/Pentecost: Første pinsedag

 

 

June in Norway

Flag Day?

Holiday?

Date

Holiday Name

1 June Whit Monday/Pentecost Day: Andre pinsedag
7 June Dissolution of union with Sweden
23 June Midsummer’s Eve: Jonsok

 
 

July in Norway

Flag Day?

Holiday?

Date

Holiday Name

4 July Queen Sonja’s birthday
20 July Crown Prince Haakon’s birthday
29 July St. Olaf’s day: Olsok

 

 

August in Norway

Flag Day?

Holiday?

Date

Holiday Name

19 August Crown Princess Mette Marit’s birthday

 
 

September in Norway

Flag Day?

Holiday?

Date

Holiday Name

19 September Oslo Marathon

 

 

October in Norway

Flag Day?

Holiday?

Date

Holiday Name

31 October Halloween

 
 

November in Norway

Flag Day?

Holiday?

Date

Holiday Name

8 November Father’s Day: Farsdag
29 November First advent

 

 

December in Norway

Flag Day?

Holiday?

Date

Holiday Name

6 December Second advent
13 December St Lucy’s Day: Luciadag
20 December Third advent
24 December Christmas Eve: Juleaften
25 December Christmas Day: Første juledag
26 December Second Day of Christmas: Andre juledag
31 December New Year’s Eve: Nyttårsaften

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