Public Holidays

Public holidays in Finland

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
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 name20222023202420252026
ShrovetideLaskiainenMarch 8thFeb. 28thFeb. 20thMarch 11thFeb. 24th
Good FridayPitkäperjantaiApril 15thApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rd
Easter SundayPääsiäispäiväApril 17thApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5th
Easter MondayPääsiäispäiväApril 18thApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6th
Ascension of ChristHelatorstaiMay 26thMay 18thMay 9thMay 29thMay 14th
Whit SundayHelluntaiJune 5thMay 28thMay 19thJune 8thMay 24th
Midsummer DayJuhannusJune 21stJune 21stJune 20thJune 21stJune 21st
Midsummer festivalJuhannusaattoJune 25thJune 24thJune 22ndJune 21stJune 20th
Father's DayIsänpäiväNov. 13thNov. 12thNov. 10thNov. 9thNov. 8th
Winter SolsticeJouluDec. 21stDec. 22ndDec. 21stDec. 21stDec. 21st

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