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Bank and Public Holidays for Iceland

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A preview of the Iceland bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2020, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Iceland Public Holidays in 2020 Observance*
Jan.    Wed New Year's Day
Apr.    Thu Maundy Thursday
        Fri Good Friday
        Sun Easter
        Mon Easter Monday
        Thu Sumardagurinn fyrsti (First Day of Summer)
May     Fri May Day
        Thu Ascension Day
        Sun Whit Sunday (Pentecost)
June    Mon Whit Monday
        Wed Independence Day (National Day)
Aug.    Mon Frķdagur verslunarmanna (Commerce Day)
Dec.    Thu Christmas Eve
        Fri Christmas Day
        Sat Second Day of Christmas
        Thu New Year's Eve Afternoon
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

19 Dec 2016 Icelandic 2017 Public Holidays Announced (The Central Bank of Iceland-Sešlabanki Ķslands) The government of Iceland has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Iceland for the upcoming year 2017.  20 Dec 2015 Icelandic 2016 Public Holidays Announced (The Central Bank of Iceland-Sešlabanki Ķslands) The government of Iceland has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Iceland for the upcoming year 2016.  23 May 2015 Iceland Mulls June 19 Public Holiday (Morgunblašiš-Reykjavķk) Some of the local government agencies of Iceland, as well as many of the private sector companies in Iceland, have announced that they would observe a half-day non-working public holiday on Friday, June 19, 2015, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women obtaining the right to vote in Iceland.  24 Dec 2014 Icelandic 2015 Public Holidays Announced (The Central Bank of Iceland-Sešlabanki Ķslands) The government of Iceland has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Iceland for the upcoming year 2015.  11 Dec 2013 Icelandic 2014 Public Holidays Announced (The Central Bank of Iceland-Sešlabanki Ķslands) The government of Iceland has released its annual official list of non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Iceland for the upcoming year 2014.  25 Nov 2012 Icelandic 2013 Public Holidays Announced (The Central Bank of Iceland-Sešlabanki Ķslands) The government of Iceland has released the official list of non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Iceland for the upcoming year 2013.  04 Dec 2011 Icelandic 2012 Public Holidays Announced (The Central Bank of Iceland-Sešlabanki Ķslands) The government of Iceland has released the official list of non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Iceland for the upcoming year 2012.  14 Nov 2010 Icelandic 2011 Public Holidays Announced (The Central Bank of Iceland-Sešlabanki Ķslands) The government of Iceland has released the official list of non-working public holidays and bank holidays in Iceland for the upcoming year 2011.  11 Apr 2010 Icelandic Bank Crisis Public Holiday (Pressan-Reykjavik) The supreme court judge who chairs the commission of inquiry into the 2008 banking meltdown in Iceland, Pall Hreinsson, has suggested that the country should declare a one-off public holiday so that all Icelanders have time to read the commission's report.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Iceland public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Iceland are regulated by the Act No. 88 of 1971 on a forty hour working week (Lagasafn, 1991, Ministry of Justice, Reykjavik, Iceland, Vol. I, pp. 618-619) which lists the full-day and half-day public holidays of Iceland. This act was amended in 1982, by the Act No. 94 of 1982 to amend Act No. 88 of 1971 on forty-hour working week (Lagasafn, 1991, Ministry of Justice, Reykjavik, Iceland, Vol. I, p. 618) which added a new annual public holiday in August.  Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that occur on a weekend remain on that date (ie. they are not moved to another date, such as the following Monday, for example).  However, The Central Bank of Iceland did close on the first Monday in January in 2005 and 2006, when New Year's Day did fall on a weekend. Other banks were open .  Marine Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in June during the Festival of the Sea.  Sovereignty Day (December 1): marks the 1918 Act of Union when Denmark recognised Iceland as a fully sovereign state, but it is not a public holiday.  Iceland International Codes IS and ISL (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .is (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Iceland information and news: Central Bank of Iceland (Iceland central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Iceland maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Iceland), and Wikipedia (includes Iceland commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Iceland, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2020 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Iceland, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Iceland, before planning any trip to Iceland. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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