Ascension Day in Norway
Ascension Day is a public holiday in Norway. This Christian holiday commemorates the belief that Jesus Christ ascended into heaven.
This moveable feast is always on a Thursday. It is a day off for most people. Schools, businesses, and shops in Norway are closed. Only certain small convenient stores and garden centers are open on Ascension Day.
Spring or Summer Long Weekend
Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It occurs 39 days after Easter Sunday in spring or early summer, and it is popular to spend it outdoors or in the garden. However, using motorized lawn mowers or power tools is prohibited.
It is common to take the following Friday off too, creating a long weekend.
About Ascension Day in other countriesRead more about Ascension Day.
Ascension Day Observances
|Thu||May 13||2010||Ascension Day||National holiday|
|Thu||Jun 2||2011||Ascension Day||National holiday|
|Thu||May 17||2012||Ascension Day||National holiday|
|Thu||May 9||2013||Ascension Day||National holiday|
|Thu||May 29||2014||Ascension Day||National holiday|
|Thu||May 14||2015||Ascension Day||National holiday|
|Thu||May 5||2016||Ascension Day||National holiday|
|Thu||May 25||2017||Ascension Day||National holiday|
|Thu||May 10||2018||Ascension Day||National holiday|
|Thu||May 30||2019||Ascension Day||National holiday|
|Thu||May 21||2020||Ascension Day||National holiday|
Quick FactsAscension Day is a public holiday in Norway, which always falls on a Thursday, on the 40th day after Easter Sunday.
Ascension Day 2018Thursday, May 10, 2018
Ascension Day 2019Thursday, May 30, 2019
Name in other languages
|Kristi Himmelfartsdag||Norwegian (nynorsk)|
Other holidays in May 2019 in Norway
- Labor day – Wednesday, May 1, 2019
- Day of liberation – Wednesday, May 8, 2019
- 17 May Constitution Day (1814) – Friday, May 17, 2019