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Faroe Islands : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Krone (DKK)
  • Internet domain: .fo - Telephone code: +298 - International dialing code: 00
    - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Saturday December 31, 2022New Year's EveSecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday January 3, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Friday March 31, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Maundy ThursdayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday April 12, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Banks only
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023Flag DaySecular holiday
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    Friday May 5, 2023Common Prayer DayProtestant
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    Wednesday May 17, 2023Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday May 18, 2023AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Monday May 22, 2023Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday May 26, 2023Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday May 28, 2023WhitsundayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday May 29, 2023Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday May 30, 2023Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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    New Year's Eve

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    Saturday December 31, 2022
    Secular holiday :

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
    School holidays : Https://www.mmr.fo
    Official calendar provided by the Ministry of Education
    all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
    The main language of instruction up to the lower secondary school is Faroese, while Danish is the main language of instruction in upper secondary schools
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    Usually no school on Saturday
    Uniform required

    We carry confirmed dates till Sep 2023

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays :

    Maundy Thursday

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

    Easter Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
    Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
    School holidays :

    Bank Holiday (from 13:00)

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    Banks only : Flag Day

    Flag Day

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    Secular holiday : Merkið in Faroese - commemorates British recognition of the Faroese flag during World War 2 may be observed in the afternoon only

    Common Prayer Day

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    Friday May 5, 2023
    Protestant : Also named Store Bededag (or Dýri biðidagu in the Faroe Islands)

    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday May 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Ascension

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    Thursday May 18, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.

    Ascension holiday (end)

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    Monday May 22, 2023
    School holidays :

    Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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    Friday May 26, 2023
    School holidays :

    Whitsunday

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

    Whit Monday

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    Monday May 29, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.

    Pentecost holiday (end)

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    Tuesday May 30, 2023
    School holidays :