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    Sunday November 27, 2022Advent SundayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023Christmas holidays (end)School holidays
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    Monday January 16, 2023Tromso International Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday January 20, 2023Rally NorwaySports events
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    Sunday February 12, 2023Mother's Daycards/flowers
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday February 19, 2023CarnivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday March 3, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday March 13, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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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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    Sunday April 2, 2023Palm SundayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Banks only
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Inferno Metal FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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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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    Tuesday April 11, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday May 17, 2023Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday May 17, 2023Constitution DayNational Day
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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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    Monday May 22, 2023Bergen FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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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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    Advent Sunday

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    Sunday November 27, 2022
    Culture : From the Latin word adventus meaning coming : observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It is the beginning of the Western liturgical year. [Wikipedia]

    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

    Christmas holidays (end)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    School holidays : Www.molde.kommune.no
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    School day duration: 6:00 hours
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    Tromso International Film Festival

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    Monday January 16, 2023
    Culture : Www.tiff.no lasts 5 days - in Tromso 2023 season confirmed

    Rally Norway

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    Friday January 20, 2023
    Sports events : Lasts 3 days - www.rallynorway.com 2023 edition confirmed

    Mother's Day

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    Sunday February 12, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.

    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

    Carnival

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    Sunday February 19, 2023
    Culture : Originally celebrated in the Catholic south, but now also celebrated in other parts of the country by Catholics and non-Catholics. lasts 3 days

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 3, 2023
    School holidays :

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday March 13, 2023
    School holidays :

    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 :

    Palm Sunday

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    Sunday April 2, 2023
    Culture : Not a paid holiday

    Bank Holiday (from 13:00)

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
    Banks only :

    Inferno Metal Festival

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    Culture : Www.infernofestival.net lasts 4 days - in Oslo 2023 edition confirmed

    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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    Tuesday April 11, 2023
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday May 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Constitution Day

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    Wednesday May 17, 2023
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the publication in 1814 of a constitution, which was not fully implemented until 1905, when Norway became free of Swedish control. in Norwegian: syttende mai (May Seventeenth), Nasjonaldagen (National Day) or Grunnlovsdagen (Constitution Day).

    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 :

    Bergen Festival

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    Monday May 22, 2023
    Culture : Www.fib.no/en/ lasts 2 weeks - 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    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 : Not a 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 :