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Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies

10 December – A magic date

Since 1901, the Nobel Prizes have been presented to Nobel Prize laureates at ceremonies on 10 December, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death.

As stipulated in Nobel’s will, the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, while the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway.

Since 1969 an additional prize has been awarded at the ceremony in Stockholm – the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

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2021 award ceremonies

The Norwegian Nobel Committee is expecting both Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov to attend the award ceremony in Oslo. Last year’s laureate will also attend the ceremony.
Oslo City Hall

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This year, the Nobel Foundation will pay tribute to the laureates in a ceremony at the Stockholm City Hall. Read more here.

Nobel Prize award ceremony 2020.

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Menus at the Nobel Banquet

The Nobel Banquet is held every year on 10 December to celebrate the years Nobel Prize laureates. Each banquet has included a unique menu for the guests. Have a look at the menus from the start in 1901 up until today.

Nobel Banquet dessert 2018.

Nobel Banquet dessert 2018.

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“My dress became a story I could tell.”

For most people, attending the Nobel Prize banquet or award ceremony is a once in a lifetime experience – and one with a strict dress code.


© Nobel Media. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

© Nobel Media. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud