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Carnival in Norway

Carnival Sunday marks the last Sunday before Lent, a period of fasting in the Christian church.

Is Carnival a Public Holiday?

Carnival is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, February 23, 2020 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Norway.

A traditional Norwegian Carnival Sunday treat: Two wheat buns filled with whipped cream topped with icing sugar on a plate.

Buns like these are served everywhere for Carnival in Norway.

©iStockphoto.com/ Anna Yu

In Norway, Carnival Sunday is also called Bun Sunday.

Carnival Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunFeb 15CarnivalObservance
2016SunFeb 7CarnivalObservance
2017SunFeb 26CarnivalObservance
2018SunFeb 11CarnivalObservance
2019SunMar 3CarnivalObservance
2020SunFeb 23CarnivalObservance
2021SunFeb 14CarnivalObservance
2022SunFeb 27CarnivalObservance
2023SunFeb 19CarnivalObservance
2024SunFeb 11CarnivalObservance
2025SunMar 2CarnivalObservance

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