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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 next 3 months

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    Tuesday December 13, 2022St. Lucia DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday December 22, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday December 24, 2022Christmas EveEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday December 26, 2022TapaninpäiväSecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Friday January 6, 2023EpiphanyCatholic or protestant
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    Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday February 17, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 27, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Sunday April 2, 2023Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Banks only
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday April 8, 2023International Day of the RomaEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday April 11, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023May Day or VapunpäiväSecular holiday
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    Saturday May 13, 2023Helsinki MarathonSports events
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mother's Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday May 18, 2023AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday May 28, 2023PentecostCatholic or protestant
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    Monday May 29, 2023Whit MondayEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday June 2, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday June 17, 2023JuhannuspäiväSecular holiday
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    Friday June 23, 2023Juhannus Aatto (banks only)Banks only
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    St. Lucia Day

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    Tuesday December 13, 2022
    Culture : The holiday, which often coincides with the winter solstice, depicts St. Lucia -- Lucy in English -- as a young girl in a white dress and red sash, with a wreath of candles on her head.

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday December 22, 2022
    School holidays :

    Christmas Eve

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    Saturday December 24, 2022
    Culture :

    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Tapaninpäivä

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    Monday December 26, 2022
    Secular holiday :

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Epiphany

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    Friday January 6, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance . Celebrated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays : Www.hel.fi
    Swedish-speaking schools calendar is moved a few days forward
    based on the official calendar published by the Ministry of Education
    all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
    PISA ranking (average 493): 531 (one of the 5 best WW)
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    school day duration: 5:00 hours
    number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 580
    Number of teaching days: 187
    Usually no school on Saturday
    No uniform required
    University of Helsinki ranking: Times Higher Education #--/QS ranking #47/Shanghai #56

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    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    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)

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    Friday February 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday February 27, 2023
    School holidays :

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

    Parliamentary election

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    Sunday April 2, 2023
    Special Events :

    Bank Holiday (from 13:00)

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    Banks only :

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    School holidays :

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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.

    International Day of the Roma

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    Saturday April 8, 2023
    Culture : Celebrated by the Roma community only

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday

    Easter Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    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)

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    Tuesday April 11, 2023
    School holidays :

    May Day or Vapunpäivä

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Vappu is the night of April 30th until May 1st. Most people do not work the afternoon of April 30th

    Helsinki Marathon

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    Saturday May 13, 2023
    Sports events : Www.helsinkicitymarathon.fi 2023 edition confirmed

    Mother's Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    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)

    Ascension

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    Thursday May 18, 2023
    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.

    Pentecost

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

    Whit Monday

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    Monday May 29, 2023
    Culture :

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday June 2, 2023
    School holidays :

    Juhannuspäivä

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    Saturday June 17, 2023
    Secular holiday : Midsummer's Day Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Juhannus Aatto (banks only)

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    Friday June 23, 2023
    Banks only : Midsummer's eve