Public Holidays

Shops, banks, schools and offices are usually closed on public holidays and public transport runs on limited or changed schedules.  Shops often have shorter /limited opening hours both on the day before and after the public holiday (New Year's Day, Easter, May Day, Midsummer and Christmas Day). On Midsummer Eve and Christmas Eve, schools, offices, etc. are closed, but shops are open part of the day.

The following public holidays are celebrated annually in Finland. Please note that the dates of some holidays vary from year to year. 

Source: University of Helsinki Almanac Office

Further information on the celebration on Finnish festivities (