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Although it is not a public holiday in Norway, shops, including grocery stores, close earlier than normal on Pentecost Eve, which always falls on a Saturday.
Is Pentecost Eve a Public Holiday?
Pentecost Eve is not a public holiday. It falls on Saturday, June 8, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Saturday opening hours in Norway.
Alcohol sales used to be banned, but are now only somewhat restricted in shops due to the early closing time. Restaurants and bars are open as usual.
In Norway, Whit Monday is also a public holiday, creating a long weekend in late spring or early summer.
Pentecost Eve Observances
|2010||Sat||May 22||Pentecost Eve||Observance|
|2011||Sat||Jun 11||Pentecost Eve||Observance|
|2012||Sat||May 26||Pentecost Eve||Observance|
|2013||Sat||May 18||Pentecost Eve||Observance|
|2014||Sat||Jun 7||Pentecost Eve||Observance|
|2015||Sat||May 23||Pentecost Eve||Observance|
|2016||Sat||May 14||Pentecost Eve||Observance|
|2017||Sat||Jun 3||Pentecost Eve||Observance|
|2018||Sat||May 19||Pentecost Eve||Observance|
|2019||Sat||Jun 8||Pentecost Eve||Observance|
|2020||Sat||May 30||Pentecost Eve||Observance|
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