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Easter Sunday 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. Gardening centers and 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 and the following Full Moon.

About Easter Sunday in other countries

Read more about Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunApr 5Easter SundayNational holiday, Flag day
2016SunMar 27Easter SundayNational holiday, Flag day
2017SunApr 16Easter SundayNational holiday, Flag day
2018SunApr 1Easter SundayNational holiday, Flag day
2019SunApr 21Easter SundayNational holiday, Flag day
2020SunApr 12Easter SundayNational holiday, Flag day
2021SunApr 4Easter SundayNational holiday, Flag day
2022SunApr 17Easter SundayNational holiday, Flag day
2023SunApr 9Easter SundayNational holiday, Flag day
2024SunMar 31Easter SundayNational holiday, Flag day
2025SunApr 20Easter SundayNational holiday, Flag day

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