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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.

A white dove flying towards a blue sky.
A white dove is a common symbol for Pentecost.
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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
MonMay 242010Whit MondayNational holiday
MonJun 132011Whit MondayNational holiday
MonMay 282012Whit MondayNational holiday
MonMay 202013Whit MondayNational holiday
MonJun 92014Whit MondayNational holiday
MonMay 252015Whit MondayNational holiday
MonMay 162016Whit MondayNational holiday
MonJun 52017Whit MondayNational holiday
MonMay 212018Whit MondayNational holiday
MonJun 102019Whit MondayNational holiday
MonJun 12020Whit MondayNational holiday

Quick Facts

Whit Monday is a public holiday in Norway, making the Pentecost weekend a long weekend.

Whit Monday 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Whit Monday 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
Andre pinsedagNorwegian
Andre pinsedagNorwegian (nynorsk)
Whit MondayEnglish
PfingstmontagGerman

Alternative names

NameLanguage
Annen pinsedagNorwegian
Pentecost MondayEnglish

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in May 2018 in Norway

United Nation Holiday on May 21, 2018

Fun Holiday on May 21, 2018

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