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Easter Day in Norway

Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide as it commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection.

Three young girls hunting on an Easter egg hunt in a field of daffodils.

Three young girls hunting on an Easter egg hunt.

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Is Easter Day a Public Holiday?

Although Easter Day is not formally a public holiday in Norway, it is always on a Sunday, which is a day off for most Norwegians anyway. Schools are closed for the Easter holiday and businesses are mainly closed. A few shops are open, but follow restricted Sunday opening hours.

It is the day after Holy Saturday and the day before Easter Monday.

The dates for Easter change every year as it depends on the day of the March Equinox.

About Easter Day in other countries

Read more about Easter Day.

Easter Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010SunApr 4Easter DayNational holiday, Flag day
2011SunApr 24Easter DayNational holiday, Flag day
2012SunApr 8Easter DayNational holiday, Flag day
2013SunMar 31Easter DayNational holiday, Flag day
2014SunApr 20Easter DayNational holiday, Flag day
2015SunApr 5Easter DayNational holiday, Flag day
2016SunMar 27Easter DayNational holiday, Flag day
2017SunApr 16Easter DayNational holiday, Flag day
2018SunApr 1Easter DayNational holiday, Flag day
2019SunApr 21Easter DayNational holiday, Flag day
2020SunApr 12Easter DayNational holiday, Flag day

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