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Flag Days and Holidays in Finland

Finnish National Public Holidays 2022, 2023 and 2024

2022 2023 2024 Holiday
Sat 1 Jan Sun 1 Jan Mon 1 Jan New Year's Day
Thu 6 Jan Fri 6 Jan Sat 6 Jan Epiphany 
Fri 15 Apr Fri 7 Apr Fri 29 Mar Good Friday 
Sun 17 Apr Sun 9 Apr Sun 31 Mar Easter 
Mon 18 Apr Mon 10 Apr Mon 1 Apr Easter Monday 
Sun 1 May Mon 1 May Wed 1 May Vappu (May Day) 
Thu 26 May Thu 18 May Thu 9 May Ascension Day 
Sun 5 Jun Sun 28 May Sun 19 May Whit Sunday 
Fri 24 Jun Fri 23 Jun Fri 21 Jun Midsummer Eve* 
Sat 25 Jun Sat 24 Jun Sat 22 Jun Midsummer 
Sat 5 Nov Sat 4 Nov Sat 2 Nov All Saints’ Day 
Tue 6 Dec Wed 6 Dec Fri 6 Dec Independence Day 
Sat 24 Dec Sun 24 Dec Tue 24 Dec Christmas Eve*
Sun 25 Dec Mon 25 Dec Wed 25 Dec Christmas Day 
Mon 26 Dec Tue 26 Dec Thu 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 (from 2023 onwards 22). 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. See flag days 2022 and 2023 (in finnish).

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

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