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Public Holidays

Public holidays in Finland

Easter and Christmas are the lynchpin of most holidays in predominantly Christian Finland.

As in most other northern countries, there is a special feature here in contrast to more southern countries: the Midsummer Festival. It is celebrated on the Saturday of the summer solstice.


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Non-floating holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

DateHolidayLocal name
Jan. 1stNew Year's DayUudenvuodenpäivä
Jan. 6thEpiphanyLoppiainen
Jan. 13thKnut's DayKnutstag
Feb. 5thRuneberg's DayRuneberginpäivä
Feb. 28thFinnish Culture DayKalevala
April 9thFinnish Language DayAgricola
May 1stMay HolidayVappu
Oct. 10thDay of Finnish LiteratureAleksiskivi
Nov. 1stAll Saints' DayPyhäinpäivä
Nov. 6thSwedish DayRuotsinpäivä
Dec. 6thIndependence DayItsenäisyyspäivä
Dec. 13thLucia's DayLuciapäivä
Dec. 24thChristmas EveJouluaatto
Dec. 25thChristmas DayJoulupäivä
Dec. 26thBoxing DayTapaninpäivä



Moving Holidays in Finland

HolidayLocal name20232024202520262027
ShrovetideLaskiainenFeb. 28thFeb. 20thMarch 11thFeb. 24thFeb. 16th
Good FridayPitkäperjantaiApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rdMarch 26th
Easter SundayPääsiäispäiväApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5thMarch 28th
Easter MondayPääsiäispäiväApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6thMarch 29th
Ascension of ChristHelatorstaiMay 18thMay 9thMay 29thMay 14thMay 6th
Whit SundayHelluntaiMay 28thMay 19thJune 8thMay 24thMay 16th
Midsummer DayJuhannusJune 21stJune 20thJune 21stJune 21stJune 21st
Midsummer festivalJuhannusaattoJune 24thJune 22ndJune 21stJune 20thJune 26th
Father's DayIsänpäiväNov. 12thNov. 10thNov. 9thNov. 8thNov. 14th
Winter SolsticeJouluDec. 22ndDec. 21stDec. 21stDec. 21stDec. 22nd

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