Holidays in Faroe Islands 2024

There are 15 public holidays in the Faroe Islands in 2024, two of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2024, 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
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 March 28, 2024.

Good Friday
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, March 29, 2024.

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday and falls on March 31, 2024.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 1, 2024.

National Flag Day
The holiday, observed on April 25, 2024, 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.

Prayer Day
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 is observed on April 26, 2024.

Ascension Day
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 9, 2024.

Whit Sunday
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 19, 2024.

Whit Monday
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 2024, the holiday falls on May 20.

St. Olav's Day
St Olaf's Day is a holiday observed on July 29, 2024. 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
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2024, 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
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, 2024.

The following is the list of public holidays in Faroe Islands 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Maundy ThursdayMar 28, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayMar 29, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Easter SundayMar 31, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
National Flag DayApr 25, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Prayer DayApr 26, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Ascension DayMay 09, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Whit SundayMay 19, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Whit MondayMay 20, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
St. Olav's DayJul 29, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Christmas EveDec 24, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
New Year's EveDec 31, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in the Faroe Islands in 2024.

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