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Whit Sunday 2024 in Norway

Pentecost, or Whit Sunday, is a public holiday in Norway. This Christian holiday commemorates the belief that the Holy Ghost descended upon the disciples of Jesus Christ.

Is Whit Sunday a Public Holiday?

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

In 2024, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

Glass painting from a church depicting a dove descending into the Virgin Mary's hands.

This glass painting portrays the holy spirit as a dove.


Whit Sunday is on the 50th day after Easter Sunday, and it marks the birth of the Christian church.

Shops Are Mainly Closed

As Whit Sunday is always on a Sunday, opening hours are already restricted and there is little difference from any other Sunday. Schools, businesses, and shops in Norway are closed on Pentecost, except for certain small convenience stores and garden centers.

The day after, Whit Monday is also a public holiday, and the Pentecost weekend is a long weekend in late spring or early summer. It is popular for Norwegians to travel or spend the weekend outdoors or in the garden. However, using motorized lawn mowers or power tools is prohibited.

The day before is Whit Saturday, and even though that is not a public holiday, there are some restrictions on opening hours.

Norwegian TV and radio stations do not air commercials on Whit Sunday. Instead, they air info slots from to NGOs and non-profit volunteer organizations etc.

About Whit Sunday in Other Countries

Read more about Whit Sunday.

Whit Sunday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2019SunJun 9Whit SundayNational holiday
2020SunMay 31Whit SundayNational holiday
2021SunMay 23Whit SundayNational holiday
2022SunJun 5Whit SundayNational holiday
2023SunMay 28Whit SundayNational holiday
2024SunMay 19Whit SundayNational holiday
2025SunJun 8Whit SundayNational holiday
2026SunMay 24Whit SundayNational holiday
2027SunMay 16Whit SundayNational holiday
2028SunJun 4Whit SundayNational holiday
2029SunMay 20Whit SundayNational holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.