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Holidays in Finland

Date English Name Local NameRemarks
January 1New Year's Day Uudenvuodenpäivä 
January 6Epiphany Loppiainen 
Moveable FridayGood Friday PitkäperjantaiThe Friday before Easter Sunday
Moveable SundayEaster Sunday Pääsiäispäivä 
Moveable MondayEaster Monday 2. PääsiäispäiväThe day after Easter Sunday
May 1May Day VappuSee Walpurgis Night
Moveable ThursdayAscension DayHelatorstai40 days after Easter
Moveable SundayPentecost Helluintaipäivä50 days after Easter
Third Friday of JuneMidsummer Eve JuhannusaattoNon official - however a de facto full holiday
Third Saturday of JuneMidsummer Day Juhannuspäivä 
First Saturday of NovemberAll Saints Day PyhäinpäiväMoved from November 1
December 6Independence day Itsenäisyyspäivä 
December 24Christmas Eve JouluaattoNon official - however a de facto full holiday
December 25 Christmas Day Joulupäivä 
December 26Boxing Day2. Joulupäivä or Tapaninpäivä 
December 31New Year's Eve UudenvuodenaattoNon official - however a de facto full holiday
All Sundays  Official holidays - names follow the Liturgical year

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