Public Holidays

Public holidays in Finland 2021-2025

Easter and Christmas are the lynchpin of most holidays, even 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 respective Saturday of the summer solstice.

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Non-movable 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
Apr, 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 name20212022202320242025
ShrovetideLaskiainenFeb, 23rdMar, 8thFeb, 28thFeb, 20thMar, 11th
Good FridayPitkäperjantaiApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29thApr, 18th
Easter SundayPääsiäispäiväApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31stApr, 20th
Easter MondayPääsiäispäiväApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1stApr, 21st
Ascension of ChristHelatorstaiMay, 13thMay, 26thMay, 18thMay, 9thMay, 29th
Whit SundayHelluntaiMay, 23rdJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19thJun, 8th
Midsummer DayJuhannusJun, 21stJun, 21stJun, 21stJun, 20thJun, 21st
Midsummer festivalJuhannusaattoJun, 26thJun, 25thJun, 24thJun, 22ndJun, 21st
Father's DayIsänpäiväNov, 14thNov, 13thNov, 12thNov, 10thNov, 9th
Winter SolsticeJouluDec, 21stDec, 21stDec, 22ndDec, 21stDec, 21st

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