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Holidays & Observances in Iceland

Iceland is a Northern European island. Its people are mostly descended from Nordic Vikings, and its detachment from other countries has allowed it to maintain its Nordic culture. Icelanders value independence and good work ethic above most other attributes. Religion is not an extremely important part of the culture, though many Icelanders identify themselves as Christians. Christian holidays are widely celebrated. Holidays celebrated in the summer tend to be more publicly and enthusiastically celebrated than winter holidays because of Iceland’s northern location. Most of the day is dark in the winter.

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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Halloween Halloween Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Father's Day Fathers Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Christmas Christmas Eve National, Federal, Bank, Public
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day St. Stephen's Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
New Year's New Years Eve National, Federal, Bank, Public
New Year's New Years Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Valentine's Day Valentines Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Good Friday Good Friday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Easter Easter National, Federal, Bank, Public
Easter Monday Easter Monday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Seasons First Day of Summer National, Federal, Bank, Public
Labor Day (Labour Day) Labour Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Mothers' Day Mothers Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Ascension Day Ascension Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Whit Sunday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Whit Monday Whit Monday National, Federal, Bank, Public
National Day Iceland National Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Independence Day Iceland National Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Commerce Day National, Federal, Bank, Public