In this publication, School-Holidays.Info collected holidays in Norway 2022. We have given not only the official dates when Norwegians have a rest. In the article you will find all the days of the flag and find out what it is. We will also list Norwegian and worldwide holidays and memorial days celebrated in Norway.
Public holidays in Norway 2022
Here are the official (national) holidays in Norway 2022. Most people have a day off these days. Schools are closed unless the administration or municipality decides otherwise.
- January 1, Saturday: New Year’s Day;
- April 10, Sunday: Palm Sunday;
- April 14, Thursday: Maundy Thursday;
- April 15, Friday: Good Friday;
- April 17, Sunday: 1st Easter day;
- April 18, Monday: 2nd day of Easter;
- May 1, Sunday: Public holiday;
- Tuesday 17 May: Constitution Day;
- May 26, Thursday: Ascension;
- June 5, Sunday: 1st day of Pentecost;
- June 6, Monday: 2nd day of Pentecost;
- December 25, Sunday: 1st day of Christmas;
- December 26, Monday: 2nd day of Christmas.
These are special days on which government agencies and organizations use the Splittflagg (split flag). Some of these days are weekends, others are workdays. Here is a list of all flag days in Norway (the names are original):
- January 1 – the 1st day of the New Year;
- January 21 – Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra (b. 2004);
- February 6 – Day of the Sami people;
- February 21 – His Majesty King Harald V (b. 1937);
- April 17 – 1st day of Easter;
- May 1 – International Labor Day;
- May 8 – Liberation Day 1945;
- May 17 – Constitution Day;
- June 5 – 1st day of Pentecost;
- June 7 – The collapse of the Union in 1905;
- July 4 – Her Majesty Queen Sonya (b. 1937);
- 20 July – HRH Crown Prince Haakon (b. 1973)
- July 29 – Olsokdagen;
- 19 August – Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit (b. 1973);
- December 25 is the 1st day of Christmas.
Norwegian holidays (commemorative) days
The days below are not national public holidays in Norway. There are no official holidays and reduced working days on these dates. Although some municipalities may approve them. Often, memorial days are accompanied by events held at the local level.
- January 17: Pig Day.
- 6 February: Day of the Saami people;
- February 13: Mother’s Day;
- February 14: Valentine’s Day.
- March 6: Fish Day;
- March 22: World Water Day;
- March 25: Big Waffle Day.
- April 8: Cake Day.
- May 14: First BBQ day of the year.
- June 1: World Milk Day;
- June 11: Seafood Day;
- June 23: Summer Solstice;
- Last Friday before school holidays: School Bread Day.
- July 29: Olsok (date of the death of King Olaf II Haraldsson at the Battle of Stiklestad).
- 4 September: International Bacon Day;
- Last Tuesday in September: Norwegian Apple Day;
- September 28: World School Milk Day;
- September 29: Forikola Day (sheep in cabbage, a national dish in Norway).
- October 2: World Egg Day;
- October 4th: Cinnamon Ball Day;
- October 5: Potato Day;
- October 16: World Food Day;
- October 16: World Bread Day;
- October 23: Porridge Day;
- October 28: Cheese Day;
- October 31: Halloween.
- November 11: Saint Martin’s Day;
- November 13: Father’s Day;
- Thursday November 24: Thanksgiving.
- December 13: Lucia Day.
In this publication, we talked about the holidays in Norway 2022. We also listed flag days and memorable days. We hope you found the post interesting. Don’t forget to share the article with your friends!