Public Holidays in Finland in 2016

Finland Upcoming Holidays in Finland

All Saints Day
All Saints Day

5 November 2016 This National holiday is in 11 days. Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary and a...

Independence day
Independence day

6 December 2016 This National holiday is in 42 days. Celebrates Finland's declaration of independence from the Russian Empire in 1917

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve

24 December 2016 This National holiday is in 60 days. elebrated with a holy supper of twelve dishes representing the twelve apostles.

Finland List of national public holidays of Finland in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Wednesday January 06 Jan 6 Epiphany 13th Day of Christmas
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday March 28 Mar 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Sunday May 01 May 1 Vappu May Day
Thursday May 05 May 5 Ascension Day Helatorstai. 40 days after Easter
Sunday May 08 May 8 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Flag Day but not a public holiday
Friday June 24 Jun 24 Midsummer Eve Shops remain open
Saturday June 25 Jun 25 Midsummer Day Juhannuspäivä
Saturday November 05 Nov 5 All Saints Day Saturday between October 31 and November 6
Sunday November 13 Nov 13 Fathers Day 2nd Sunday in November. Not a public holiday
Tuesday December 06 Dec 6 Independence day Itsenäisyyspäivä
Saturday December 24 Dec 24 Christmas Eve
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Second Day of Christmas Celebrated on 26th December.


National Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • Holidays are observed on their calendar date.
  • If the date of a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the holiday will not be moved to a weekday.

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