Country Holidays

Public holidays in the Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands Public Holidays

The Faroe Islands are the group of eighteen islands which is located in the north Atlantic Ocean in between Norway, Scotland, and Iceland. Faroe government control majority government matter except for the military defense. It has similarities with Shetland, Orkney Island, Greenland, Outer Hebrides, and Iceland.

Public Holiday in the Faroe Islands 

New Year’s DayFri, 1 Jan
Good FridayFri, 10 Apr
Easter SundaySun, 12 Apr
Easter MondayMon, 13Apr
National Flag DaySun, 25 Apr
Store BededagFri, 30 Apr
Ascension DayThu, 13 May
WhitsunSun, 23 May
Whit MondayMon, 24 May
OlsokThu, 29 Jul
Christmas EveFri, 24 Dec
Christmas DaySat, 25 Dec
Boxing DaySat, 26 Dec
New Year’s EveFri, 31 Dec

New Year’s Day in the Faroe Islands

January 01 , is celebrated as New Year’s Day in the Faroe Islands. This is the very first day of the new year according to Gregorian Calendar, to learn more…

Maundy Thursday in the Faroe Islands

April 01 , is held as Mundy Thursday in the Faroe Islands. This day is celebrated on Thursday before Easter Sunday. The other names of this day are Sheer Thursday, Passion Thursday, or Paschal Thursday, learn more…

Good Friday in the Faroe Islands

April 02 , is celebrated as Good Friday in the Faroe Islands. This day is celebrated on Friday before Easter Sunday. This day is also called Blessed Friday or Holy Friday, learn more…

Easter Sunday in the Faroe Islands

April 04 , is held as Easter Sunday in the Faroe Islands. This day commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from dead, learn more…

Easter Monday in Faroe Island

April 05 , is held as Easter Monday in the Faroe Islands. It is celebrated on the day after Easter Sunday and given as a public holiday in many countries, learn more…

National Flag Day in the Faroe Islands

April 25, is annually celebrated as National Flag Day in the Faroe Islands. It is a public holiday all over the country and almost all public and private business sectors remain closed, learn more…

Prayer Day in the Faroe Islands

May 17, is held as Prayer Day in the Faroe Islands. This day is celebrated on 4th Friday after Easter, learn more…

Ascension Day in the Faroe Islands

April 30, , is held as Ascension Day in the Faroe Islands. This day is celebrated on the 40th day after Easter. It is purely a Christian event that commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into Heaven.

Constitution Day in the Faroe Islands

June 05 , is annually held as Constitution Day in the Faroe Islands. This day is celebrated in the remembrance of the present constitution of the country

Whit Sunday in the Faroe Islands

May 23, , is celebrated as Whit Sunday in Faroe Island. This day memorialize descent of Holy Ghost Upon the Disciple of Jesus Christ

Whit Monday in the Faroe Islands

May 24, , is celebrated as Whit Monday in Faroe Island. This day is also known as Pentecost Monday,

St. Olav’s Eve in the Faroe Islands

28 July , is held St. Olav’s Eve in Faroe Island. This day is given as half day by the concern authorities,

St. Olav’s Day in the Faroe Islands

29 July , is held St. Olav’s Day in the Faroe Islands. It is National Day of the country and declared as a public holiday by the government,

Christmas Eve in the Faroe Islands

December 24, is celebrated as Christmas Eve in Faroe Island. It Is night before Christmas Day in celebrated very warmly by the whole Christian community

Christmas Day Faroe Islands

December 25, is celebrated as Christmas Day in the Faroe Islands just like the rest of the world. This day is purely a Christian event which is celebrated on the occasion of Jesus Christ’s Birthday, Learn more…

Second Day of Christmas in Faroe Island

December 26, the day after Christmas is also a public holiday and celebrated as Boxing Day. This day especially held for servants when they get Christmas Box from their master as a Christmas Present, learn more…

New Year’s Eve in Faroe Island

December 31st the last day of the years according to Gregorian Calendar is celebrated as St. Olav’s Day in the Faroe Islands, learn more…

Facts and Figures about the Faroe Islands

All the facts and figures about the Faroe Islands are listed below in this list, learn more…

The capital of Faroe Islands

Tórshavn is the national capital of Faroe Islands. This city is lies between two mountains first is called Húsareyn which has an elevation of 347 meters and the second one is called Kirkjubøreyn which has an elevation of 350 meters. These are separated by Sanda River.

Prime Minister of Faroe Islands

Aksel V. Johannesen is the current Prime Minister of Faroe Islands. He took office in 2015, on September 15. Under the constitution, the Prime Minister serves as the Head of the Government.

The population of Faroe Islands

In 2017, the estimated population of the Faroe Islands was about 49,290 which is equivalent to 0.00064% of the total population of the world. It is ranked on 212th in the list of most populated countries.

Flag of Faroe Islands

The current flag of Faroe Islands is consisting of a white sheet along with a red Nordic cross outlined with a blue stripe.

The currency of the Faroe Islands

Faroese króna is the national currency of the Faroe Islands. The official code for the currency is FOK and most commonly used symbol is kr.

The religion of the Faroe Islands

Majority of its population is adhering to Christianity which includes Lutheran Church of Faroe Island, Protestants, Catholics, and Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Dialing Code of Faroe Islands

The international dialing code of Faroe Islands is +298.

Crime Rate in the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands has a 17.79 Crime Index and 82.21 Safety Index in the world.

Famous Airport of Faroe Islands

This country is actually a group of Islands and has many national and international flights on a daily basis. Some of the busiest airports and heliports are Froðba Heliport, Kirkja Heliport, Klaksvík Heliport, Mykines Heliport, Skúvoy Heliport, and Vágar Airport.

Top Destinations of Faroe Islands

This country has many landmarks and full of beauty. There are many tourist attraction and some of the best places that worth visiting are Múlafossur Waterfall, Trælanípan, Bøsdalafossur Waterfall, Geituskorardrangur, Saksun, Kallur Lighthouse, Hvíthamar, Gjógv, Tjørnuvík, Ásmundarstakkur, and Vestmanna Sea Cliffs.

Area of Faroe Islands

The total area of the Faroe Islands is about 1,399 sq. kilometers.

GDP of Faroe Islands

According to an estimate in 2015, the total GDP of the Faroe Islands was about 2.477 billion US dollars.

Sports in the Faroe Islands

Sports which are commonly played here are football, cycling, chess, diving, and badminton.

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