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Carnival in Norway

Carnival marks the last day before Lent, a period of fasting in the Christian chrurch.

Is Carnival a Public Holiday?

Carnival is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, March 3, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Norway.

Two wheat buns filled with whipped cream 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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