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Finland : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Finland : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



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general strike*Friday February 2, 2018Secular holiday 
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presidential electionSunday February 11, 2018Special Events 
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Valentine's Day*Thursday February 14, 2019cards/flowers 
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winter holiday (beginning)Friday February 16, 2018School holidays 
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winter holiday (end)Monday February 26, 2018School holidays 
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Finnish Culture Day*Wednesday February 28, 2018Culture 
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Daylight Saving Time*Sunday March 25, 2018Special Events 
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spring holiday (beginning)Thursday March 29, 2018School holidays 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Thursday March 29, 2018Banks only 
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Good Friday*Friday March 30, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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spring holiday (end)Tuesday April 3, 2018School holidays 
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Ascension*Thursday May 10, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Mother's Day*Sunday May 13, 2018cards/flowers 
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Helsinki Marathon*Saturday May 19, 2018Sports events 
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Pentecost**Sunday May 20, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Whit MondayMonday May 21, 2018Culture 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday June 1, 2018School holidays 
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Juhannus Aatto (banks only)*Friday June 22, 2018Banks only 
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Juhannuspäivä**Saturday June 23, 2018Secular holiday 
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Helsinki Pride*Monday June 25, 2018Culture 
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Neste Oil Rally Finland**Thursday July 26, 2018Sports events 
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summer holiday (end)Thursday August 9, 2018School holidays 
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Paavo Nurmi Marathon*Saturday August 18, 2018Sports events 
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General strike -
Friday February 2, 2018

Secular holiday : The strike from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. will affect many economic spheres, most notable transport, and involve up to 10,000 people. The Helsinki regional transport authority HSL said metro, tram, and most of bus traffic would be suspended, but trains, including suburban ones, are expected to run as usual.


Presidential election -
Sunday February 11, 2018

Special Events :


Valentine's Day -
Thursday February 14, 2019

cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February


Winter holiday (beginning) -
Friday February 16, 2018

School holidays :


Winter holiday (end) -
Monday February 26, 2018

School holidays :


Finnish Culture Day -
Wednesday February 28, 2018

Culture : The Kalevala is regarded as the national epic of Karelia and Finland and is one of the most significant works of Finnish literature. The Kalevala was instrumental in the development of the Finnish national identity, the intensification of Finland's language strife and the growing sense of nationality that ultimately led to Finland's independence from Russia in 1917 {Wikipedia]


Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday March 25, 2018

Special Events : At 1:00 am local times


Spring holiday (beginning) -
Thursday March 29, 2018

School holidays :


Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Thursday March 29, 2018

Banks only :


Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


Spring holiday (end) -
Tuesday April 3, 2018

School holidays :


International Day of the Roma -
Monday April 8, 2019

Culture : Celebrated by the Roma community only


May Day or Vapunpäivä -
Wednesday May 1, 2019

Secular holiday : Vappu is the night of April 30th until May 1st. Most people do not work the afternoon of April 30th


Ascension -
Thursday May 10, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.


Mother's Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018

cards/flowers : In the morning the family takes a walk, picking flowers and making a bouquet for the mother. A particular small, white flower called the valkovuokko is the one they hope they can find to make the bouquet. Mom is then presented with the decorated bouquet, while being served breakfast in bed (Bollyspice)


Helsinki Marathon -
Saturday May 19, 2018

Sports events : Http://www.helsinkicitymarathon.fi/fi/index.html 2018 edition confirmed
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Pentecost -
Sunday May 20, 2018

Catholic or protestant : paid holiday


Whit Monday -
Monday May 21, 2018

Culture :


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday June 1, 2018

School holidays :


Juhannus Aatto (banks only) -
Friday June 22, 2018

Banks only : Midsummer's eve


Juhannuspäivä -
Saturday June 23, 2018

Secular holiday : Midsummer's Day Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Helsinki Pride -
Monday June 25, 2018

Culture : Lasts 1 week http://www.helsinkipride.fi 2018 edition confirmed


Neste Oil Rally Finland -
Thursday July 26, 2018

Sports events : Last 3 days - http://www.nesteoilrallyfinland.fi/ in Jyvaskyla 2018 edition confirmed
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Summer holiday (end) -
Thursday August 9, 2018

School holidays :


Paavo Nurmi Marathon -
Saturday August 18, 2018

Sports events : Http://paavonurmimarathon.fi/ 2018 edition confirmed
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