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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 January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday January 5, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Sunday March 27, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Friday April 8, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday April 14, 2022Maundy ThursdayCatholic or protestant
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday April 17, 2022EasterCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday April 19, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday April 25, 2022Flag DaySecular holiday
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Monday April 25, 2022Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Banks only
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Friday May 13, 2022Common Prayer DayProtestant
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Wednesday May 25, 2022Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday May 26, 2022AscensionCatholic or protestant
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Monday May 30, 2022Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday June 3, 2022Pentecost holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday June 5, 2022WhitsundayCatholic or protestant
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Monday June 6, 2022Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday June 7, 2022Pentecost holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday June 12, 2022MarathonSports events
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Wednesday June 22, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday July 28, 2022Banks close at 13:00Banks only
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Thursday July 28, 2022Õlavsøka EveSecular holiday
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Friday July 29, 2022Õlavsøka National DayNational Day
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
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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Wednesday January 5, 2022
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

Dates confirmed till Sep 2022

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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Monday February 14, 2022
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 27, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

Easter holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 8, 2022
School holidays :

Maundy Thursday

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Thursday April 14, 2022
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 15, 2022
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 17, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
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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Tuesday April 19, 2022
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Flag Day

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Monday April 25, 2022
Secular holiday : Merkið in Faroese - commemorates British recognition of the Faroese flag during World War 2 may be observed in the afternoon only

Bank Holiday (from 13:00)

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Monday April 25, 2022
Banks only : Flag Day

Common Prayer Day

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Friday May 13, 2022
Protestant : Also named Store Bededag (or Dýri biðidagu in the Faroe Islands)

Ascension holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday May 25, 2022
School holidays :

Ascension

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Thursday May 26, 2022
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 30, 2022
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Pentecost holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 3, 2022
School holidays :

Whitsunday

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Sunday June 5, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

Whit Monday

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Monday June 6, 2022
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 June 7, 2022
School holidays :

Marathon

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Sunday June 12, 2022
Sports events : Www.torshavnmarathon.com 2022 edition confirmed

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday June 22, 2022
School holidays :

Banks close at 13:00

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Thursday July 28, 2022
Banks only :

Õlavsøka Eve

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Thursday July 28, 2022
Secular holiday : The inhabitants of the capital dress up and come to attend a boat race that takes place in the port Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday Banks close at 1pm

Õlavsøka National Day

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Friday July 29, 2022
Secular holiday : Ólavsøka is the day when Løgting, the Faroese Parliament, opens its session. The literal meaning is “Saint Olaf’s Wake” (vigilia sancti Olavi in Latin), from Saint Olaf’s death at the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030, but the Løgting predates this event. paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]