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Flag days - Norway

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[Flag of Norway] [FIS Code]
image by António Martins


See also:

General flag days

January

  • 1 - New Years Day
  • 21 - Birthday of HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra (added December 2004)

February

  • 6 - Day of the Sami People (added December 2003)
  • 21 - Birthday of the King [Harald V]

Variable

  • Easter Day
  • Whit Sunday (seventh Sunday after Easter)

May

  • 1 - First of May, [Labour Day]
  • 8 - Liberation Day 1945
  • 17 - Norway's National Day

June

  • 7 - Day of end of union with Sweden 1905

July

  • 4 - Birthday of the Queen [Sonja]
  • 20 - Birthday of the Crown Prince [Haakon]
  • 29 - Olsok, St. Olav's Day [St. Olav is the patron saint of Norway]

August

  • 19 - Birthday of the Crown Princess [Mette-Marit]

December

  • 25 - Christmas Day

Except these days, flag should be hoisted:
- on election days for the parliament elections,
- when government determines that it flag be hoisted; that happens most often in case of "other" celebrative days and occasions in the country or when we have an official visit of a foreign head of state.

Željko Heimer and Jostein Nygård, 9 and 12 June 2001
Jan Oskar Engene, 30 January 2004, 27 March 2005


Former Flag Days

21 January - birthday of the last union king, Oscar II (now birthday of Princess Ingrid Alexandra).

12 February - Birthday of Princess Astrid.

28 March - Birthday of Crown Princess Märtha.

9 June - Birthday of Princess Ragnhild.

2 July - Birthday of King Olav V.

3 August - Birthday of King Haakon VII.

22 September - Birthday of Princess Märtha Louise (removed December 2004).

26 November - Queen Maud.

Jan Oskar Engene, 28 March 2005