Public Holidays in Finland in 2018

Finland Upcoming Holidays in Finland

All Saints Day
All Saints Day

3 November 2018 This National holiday is in 45 days. Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary and a...

Independence day
Independence day

6 December 2018 This National holiday is in 78 days. Celebrates Finland's declaration of independence from the Russian Empire in 1917

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve

24 December 2018 This National holiday is in 96 days. Celebrated with a holy supper of twelve dishes representing the twelve apostles.

Finland List of national public holidays of Finland in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Saturday January 06 Epiphany 13th Day of Christmas
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 02 Second Easter Day Monday after Easter Sunday
Tuesday May 01 Vappu May Day
Thursday May 10 Ascension Day Helatorstai. 40 days after Easter
Sunday May 13 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Flag Day but not a public holiday
Friday June 22 Midsummer Eve Shops remain open
Saturday June 23 Midsummer Day Juhannuspäivä
Saturday November 03 All Saints Day Saturday between October 31 and November 6
Sunday November 11 Father's Day 2nd Sunday in November. Not a public holiday
Thursday December 06 Independence day Itsenäisyyspäivä
Monday December 24 Christmas Eve
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 Second Day of Christmas


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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