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Daylight Saving Time*Sunday March 25, 2018Special Events 
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Easter holiday (beginning)Thursday March 29, 2018School holidays 
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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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Easter holiday (end)Tuesday April 3, 2018School holidays 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Ascension holiday (beginning)Wednesday May 9, 2018School holidays 
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Ascension*Thursday May 10, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Ascension holiday (end)Monday May 14, 2018School holidays 
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Pentecost**Sunday May 20, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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summer holiday (beginning)Saturday June 2, 2018School holidays 
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Midsummer's Eve or Juhannus Aatto in Finland*Friday June 22, 2018Banks only 
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Juhannuspäivä**Saturday June 23, 2018Secular holiday 
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summer holiday (end)Monday August 13, 2018School holidays 
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Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday March 25, 2018

Special Events : At 1:00 am local times


Easter holiday (beginning) -
Thursday March 29, 2018

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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.


Demilitarisation Day -
Saturday March 30, 2019

Culture : Called in Finnish: Ålands demilitariseringsdag. Celebrates the Crimean war peace in 1856


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.


Easter holiday (end) -
Tuesday April 3, 2018

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Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .


Ascension holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday May 9, 2018

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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.


Ascension holiday (end) -
Monday May 14, 2018

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Pentecost -
Sunday May 20, 2018

Catholic or protestant : paid holiday


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Saturday June 2, 2018

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Autonomy Day (Sjaelvstaendighetsdagen) -
Sunday June 9, 2019

Secular holiday : First congregation of the regional government Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Midsummer's Eve or Juhannus Aatto in Finland -
Friday June 22, 2018

Banks only : Banks may remain open half day


Juhannuspäivä -
Saturday June 23, 2018

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


Summer holiday (end) -
Monday August 13, 2018

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