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Palm Sunday in Norway

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Easter, or Holy Week, in Norway. It is always on the Sunday one week before Easter Sunday.

A small wooden cross on top of palm leaves.

According to the Bible, people put palm leaves on the ground before Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.

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Is Palm Sunday a Public Holiday?

Palm Sunday is not in itself a public holiday in Norway. However, as it always falls on a Sunday, most businesses are closed, and the shops which are open follow restricted Sunday opening hours.

Other names for this day include Passion Sunday, Fig Sunday, Willow Sunday, Branch Sunday, or Blossom Sunday.

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

About Palm Sunday in other countries

Read more about Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SunMar 29Palm SundayObservance
2016SunMar 20Palm SundayObservance
2017SunApr 9Palm SundayObservance
2018SunMar 25Palm SundayObservance
2019SunApr 14Palm SundayObservance
2020SunApr 5Palm SundayObservance
2021SunMar 28Palm SundayObservance
2022SunApr 10Palm SundayObservance
2023SunApr 2Palm SundayObservance
2024SunMar 24Palm SundayObservance
2025SunApr 13Palm SundayObservance

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