Norway Feast Day Calendars
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Many times in the Norwegian Church Records, a minister recorded the date of an event by the name of the Fixed or Moveable Feast Date which is based on the liturgical year (the church year) rather than the Julian or Gregorian date that we would recognize. To convert a Moveable Feast Day that you see in a record to a Julian or Gregorian date, choose the year that you are working in from the table below.
- The Norwegian Government used the Julian calendar up until February 18, 1700. They began using the Gregorian calendar in Norway on March 1, 1700 (a difference of 11 days). Do not use this conversion table for Sweden or Finland between 1700 and 1753.
- Note: Omnium Sanctorium (All Saints' Day), was changed in 1770 to the first Sunday in November, rather than 1 November. In the tables below, it is sometimes listed as 1 November, despite the change that took place in 1770. In Norway, Omnium Sanctorum (All Saints' Day/Allehelgensdag) continues to be celebrated on the first Sunday of November rather than 1 November. For more information on this see:
- Wikipedia.no, Allehelgensdag
- Store Norsk Leksikon, Allehelgensdag
Other Nordic country feast day calendars:
Movable Feast Days[edit | edit source]
Year Selection[edit | edit source]
- The Norwegian Government used the Julian calendar up until February 18, 1700. They began using the Gregorian calendar in Norway on March 1, 1700 (a difference of 11 days).
Fixed Feast Days[edit | edit source]
Alphabetical by First Letter[edit | edit source]
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Feast Days in Chronological Order[edit | edit source]