Pentecost Eve in Norway
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.
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
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Quick FactsPentecost Eve is not a public holiday in Norway, but shops close earlier than normal.
Pentecost Eve 2018Saturday, May 19, 2018
Pentecost Eve 2019Saturday, June 8, 2019
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Other holidays in May 2018 in Norway
- Labor day – Tuesday, May 1, 2018
- Day of liberation – Tuesday, May 8, 2018
- Ascension Day – Thursday, May 10, 2018
- 17 May Constitution Day (1814) – Thursday, May 17, 2018
- Whit Sunday – Sunday, May 20, 2018
- Whit Monday – Monday, May 21, 2018