This is a list of public holidays in Svalbard.[1] Public holidays in Svalbard are regulated by the Norwegian Annual Holiday Act, which was amended in 2014 to include workers employed in the mining and fishing industries, as well as all public and private sectors.[2]

Date English Name Local Name Notes
1 January New Year's Day Første nyttårsdag  
movable holiday Maundy Thursday Skjærtorsdag The Thursday before Easter Sunday
movable holiday Good Friday Langfredag The Friday before Easter Sunday
movable holiday Easter Sunday Første påskedag
movable holiday Easter Monday Andre påskedag The day after Easter Sunday
1 May May Day Første mai or International Workers' Day
17 May Constitution Day Syttende mai or Grunnlovsdagen Celebration of the Constitution of 1814
movable holiday Ascension Day Kristi himmelfartsdag 39 days after Easter
movable holiday Whit Sunday Første pinsedag 49 days after Easter
movable holiday Whit Monday Andre pinsedag 50 days after Easter
25 December Christmas Day Første juledag Christmas Day
26 December Second day of Christmas Andre juledag Observed by Christian community as Saint Stephen's Day

Besides, 24 December is commonly observed as Christmas Eve, 31 December is commonly observed as New Year's Eve. On these dates, private sectors always take half-day off to their employees after noon.

References

  1. ^ "SMS Introside norsk". www.sysselmannen.no. Archived from the original on 2005-02-17.
  2. ^ https://legalknowledgeportal.com/2014/07/17/amendments-to-the-norwegian-annual-holidays-act/