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Day of liberation in Norway

Liberation Day in Norway is on May 8, celebrating the end of the German occupation during WWII from 1940 to 1945.

Five smiling young people with Norwegian flags on May 8, 1945.

Happy Norwegians on 8 May, 1945

Trondheim byarkiv

Is Liberation Day a Public Holiday?

Liberation Day is not a public holiday in Norway, but it is a flag day. Since 1962, the day has been marked by flying Norwegian flags on public and private flagpoles all over the country.

Veteran's Day

Since 2010, Liberation Day has also been National Veteran’s Day in Norway.

Liberation Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015FriMay 8Liberation DayObservance, Flag day
2016SunMay 8Liberation DayObservance, Flag day
2017MonMay 8Liberation DayObservance, Flag day
2018TueMay 8Liberation DayObservance, Flag day
2019WedMay 8Liberation DayObservance, Flag day
2020FriMay 8Liberation DayObservance, Flag day
2021SatMay 8Liberation DayObservance, Flag day
2022SunMay 8Liberation DayObservance, Flag day
2023MonMay 8Liberation DayObservance, Flag day
2024WedMay 8Liberation DayObservance, Flag day
2025ThuMay 8Liberation DayObservance, Flag day

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