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New Year's Day in Norway

New Year’s Day on January 1 marks the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

Is New Year's Day a Public Holiday?

New Year's Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

People walking by the Monolith statue in Frogner Park in Oslo on January 1.

People strolling by the Monolith statue by Gustav Vigeland in Oslo on January 1.

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Norwegians celebrate by counting down to the New Year with parties and and fireworks on New Year's Eve. Many spend January 1 taking it easy.

About New Year's Day in other countries

Read more about New Year's Day.

New Year's Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010FriJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday, Flag day
2011SatJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday, Flag day
2012SunJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday, Flag day
2013TueJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday, Flag day
2014WedJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday, Flag day
2015ThuJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday, Flag day
2016FriJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday, Flag day
2017SunJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday, Flag day
2018MonJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday, Flag day
2019TueJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday, Flag day
2020WedJan 1New Year's DayNational holiday, Flag day

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