There are 15 public holidays in the Faroe Islands in 2023, six of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, an important Christian holiday commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles and the Washing of the Feet. It falls on April 6, 2023.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday and falls on April 9, 2023.
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.
National Flag Day
The holiday, observed on April 25, 2023, celebrates the anniversary of when the flag was first approved by Faroese vessels on April 25, 1940, by the British government, which occupied the Faroe Islands during World War II.
Great Prayer Day, or Store Bededag, is a public holiday observed on the 4th Friday after Easter. It was the day of prayer, fasting, and penitence, and it was observed on May 5, 2023.
Also known as the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, Ascension Day commemorates the Christian belief in the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It falls on May 18, 2023.
Whit Sunday, also known as Pentecost, is an important Christian festival commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. It is celebrated on the seventh Sunday or 49 days after Easter Sunday. It falls on May 28, 2023.
Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, is a religious festival Christians celebrate. It falls on the day after Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter Sunday. In 2023, the holiday falls on May 29.
St. Olav's Day
St Olaf's Day is a holiday observed on July 29, 2023. Olav is the patron saint of Norway, and he was originally a King of Norway before his canonization. During his reign, King Olav made several significant contributions to Norway, most notably the spread of Christianity. The holiday has been celebrated for over 900 years.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends. The holiday celebration includes Christmas Eve, Christmas, and Boxing Day.
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2023.
The following is the list of public holidays in Faroe Islands 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Maundy Thursday||Apr 06, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Sunday||Apr 09, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 10, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|National Flag Day||Apr 25, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Prayer Day||May 05, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Ascension Day||May 18, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Sunday||May 28, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Monday||May 29, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|St. Olav's Day||Jul 29, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Eve||Dec 24, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Eve||Dec 31, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in the Faroe Islands in 2023.