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Whit Monday in Norway

Schools, businesses, and shops in Norway are closed on Whit Monday, except for certain small convenient stores and garden centers.

Is Whit Monday a Public Holiday?

Whit Monday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

A white dove flying towards a blue sky.

A white dove is a common symbol for Pentecost.

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Pentecost weekend is a long weekend in late spring or early summer in Norway. It is popular to spend time outdoors or in the garden. However, using motorized lawn mowers or power tools is prohibited.

Birth of the Christian Church

It is the day after Pentecost or Whit Sunday, which is on the 50th day after Easter Sunday, and it marks the birth of the Christian church worldwide.

Whit Monday has no particular religious content of its own. Traditionally, certain Christian holidays have been celebrated for three days, and Whit Monday is the third day of Pentecost, starting on Pentecost Eve.

About Whit Monday in other countries

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Whit Monday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015MonMay 25Whit MondayNational holiday
2016MonMay 16Whit MondayNational holiday
2017MonJun 5Whit MondayNational holiday
2018MonMay 21Whit MondayNational holiday
2019MonJun 10Whit MondayNational holiday
2020MonJun 1Whit MondayNational holiday
2021MonMay 24Whit MondayNational holiday
2022MonJun 6Whit MondayNational holiday
2023MonMay 29Whit MondayNational holiday
2024MonMay 20Whit MondayNational holiday
2025MonJun 9Whit MondayNational holiday

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