Norwegian holidays and official flag-flying days

Norwegian holidays and official flag-flying days

Flag-flying days are marked with this symbol: Flag-flying days symbol

National holidays (when everyone has the day off) are marked with this symbol: National public holidays symbol

Some of the holidays are flexible - they are not on the same date each year, but depend on the moon phases, such as Easter, or other matters. These holidays are marked with flexible holidays symbol. The dates stated are the dates for 1998.

Month and day - (Holiday) -  
 
- - - -
January - - -
1st National public holidays symbolFlag-flying days symbol New Year's Day -
February - - -
21 Flag-flying days symbol King Harald V birthday (1937) -
March - - -
8 Flag-flying days symbol International Women's Day -
April - - -
1 - April Fool's No holiday, but definitely a special day. Like everywhere
else, it’s the day to play practical jokes on your mates. 
8 flexible holidays symbolNational public holidays symbol Maundy Thursday -
9 flexible holidays symbolNational public holidays symbolFlag-flying days symbol Long Friday Flag flown at half mast
12 flexible holidays symbolNational public holidays symbolFlag-flying days symbol Easter Sunday -
13 flexible holidays symbolNational public holidays symbol Easter Monday -
May - - -
1 National public holidays symbolFlag-flying days symbol May Day A political day. Many speeches and demonstrations.
8 Flag-flying days symbol Liberation Day (1945) On May 8th, 1945, the second world war ended in Norway. In
1995 when it was 50 years since the war ended, the biggest celebrations were
held this day.
17 National public holidays symbolFlag-flying days symbol Constitution day Celebrated with parades and music throughout the country.
31 flexible holidays symbolNational public holidays symbolFlag-flying days symbol Whit Sunday  -
June - - -
7 Flag-flying days symbol Union dissolution 1905 -
23 - St John's eve -
July - - -
4 Flag-flying days symbol Queen Sonja's birthday (1937) -
20 Flag-flying days symbol Crown-prince Haakon Magnus' birthday (1973) -
29 Flag-flying days symbol Olsok 
Day of St. Olav
-
September - - -
22 Flag-flying days symbol Princess Märtha Louise's birthday (1971) -
December - - -
24 National public holidays symbol Christmas Eve Holiday from noon. (half work day, half holiday)
25 National public holidays symbolFlag-flying days symbol Christmas Day -
26 National public holidays symbol Boxing Day  


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