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Flag Days and Holidays in Finland

Finnish National Public Holidays 2021, 2022 and 2023

2021 2022 2023 Holiday
Fri 1 Jan Sat 1 Jan Sun 1 Jan New Year's Day
Wed 6 Jan Thu 6 Jan Fri 6 Jan Epiphany 
Fri 2 Apr Fri 15 Apr Fri 7 Apr Good Friday 
Sun 4 Apr Sun 17 Apr Sun 9 Apr Easter 
Mon 5 Apr Mon 18 Apr Mon 10 Apr Easter Monday 
Sat 1 May Sun 1 May Mon 1 May Vappu (May Day) 
Thu 13 May Thu 26 May Thu 18 May Ascension Day 
Sun 23 May Sun 5 Jun Sun 28 May Whit Sunday 
Fri 25 Jun Fri 24 Jun Fri 23 Jun Midsummer Eve* 
Sat 26 Jun Sat 25 Jun Sat 24 Jun Midsummer 
Sat 6 Nov Sat 5 Nov Sat 4 Nov All Saints’ Day 
Mon 6 Dec Tue 6 Dec Wed 6 Dec Independence Day 
Fri 24 Dec Sat 24 Dec Sun 24 Dec Christmas Eve*
Sat 25 Dec Sun 25 Dec Mon 25 Dec Christmas Day 
Sun 26 Dec Mon 26 Dec Tue 26 Dec Boxing Day 

* Even though they are not official, public holidays, not all Finns work on Midsummer Eve and Christmas Eve. Some businesses are closed the whole day and some, such as grocery stores, are open for part of the day. This practice is dependent on labour union contracts. Moreover, public transport will run on special holiday timetables.

Information on holidays is freely available. However, please cite the University of Helsinki Almanac Office as a source when publishing this information when possible.

The Finnish calendar has 20 flag days. The calendar for the Swedish-speaking population has three additional official flag days for the Åland Islands. The Sámi have 12 of their own official flag days.

For Finnish flag days and information on flag raising >>
(Finnish Ministry of the Interior)

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