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General and public holidays


Work-free days

Where the work situation allows for this, the following days are work-free for State employees:

  • New Year's Day (1 January)
  • Maundy Thursday (Thursday before Easter)
  • Good Friday (Friday before Easter)
  • Easter Eve
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • 17 May (Norwegian Constitution Day)
  • Ascension Day (40 days after Easter)
  • Whit Sunday (7th Sunday after Easter)
  • Whit Monday (7th Monday after Easter)
  • Christmas Day (25 December)
  • 2nd Day of Christmas (26 December)

Check out the exact dates for a specific year (timeanddate.com)

Employees at UiO have additional work-free days on:

Work-free as of 12 am

Where the work situation allows for this, State employees shall be exempt from work as of 12 am on the following days:

  • Wednesday before Maundy Thursday
  • Saturday before Whit Sunday

Start work day at 10 am

Where the work situation allows for this, State employees may start their work day at 10 am between Christmas and New Year.

  • This does not imply that everyone is entitled to a two hour reduction of their working time, but this is an opportunity to come to work later than usual. Therefore, it is not possible to accrue flexitime between 8 and 10 am.
  • Part-time employees with less than 5.45 working hours per day don't receive a reduction of their work time but may nevertheless opt to start their work day at 10 am.
  • Where the work situation does not allow for absence between 8 and 10 am, working hours are as usual.
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Published Sep. 10, 2015 4:27 PM - Last modified Sep. 12, 2018 1:18 PM