Holiday Guide for Finland in 2019

Finland 2019

Finland information

Population: 5.53m
Capital: Helsinki
Calling Code: (358)
Time Zone: +2 UTC
Currency: Euro
Language: Finnish

List of National Holidays in Finland in 2019

New Year's Day

New Year's Day (Uudenvuodenpäivä)

Finland: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel


Epiphany (Loppiainen)

Finland: A major Christian celebration, Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th and commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the Magi, or three wise men. In some countries, it may be known as Three Kings Day.

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday (Pitkäperjantai)

Finland: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Second Easter Day

 Long Weekend! 
Second Easter Day (2. pääsiäispäivä)

Finland: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus


Vappu (Vappu)

Finland: Vappu gets its name from St. Walpurgis, an 8th century saint who was canonised on 1 May 870 AD

Ascension Day

Ascension Day (Helatorstai)

Finland: This day observes the departure of Jesus from earth after his resurrection. It is perhaps the earliest observed celebration in Christianity.

Midsummer Eve

 Long Weekend! 
Midsummer Eve (Juhannusaatto)

Finland: Celebrated on the Friday falling between 19 and 25 June. The actual date of Midsummer's Eve may vary between the 19 and 20 June

Midsummer Day

Midsummer Day (Juhannuspäivä)

Finland: Midsummer in Finland was originally a pagan festival that celebrates the longest day of the year

All Saints' Day

All Saints' Day (Pyhäinpäivä)

Finland: Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary and all martyrs

Independence Day

 Long Weekend! 
Independence Day (Itsenäisyyspäivä)

Finland: Celebrates Finland's declaration of independence from the Russian Empire in 1917

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve (Jouluaatto)

Finland: Celebrated with a holy supper of twelve dishes representing the twelve apostles.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day (Joulupäivä)

Finland: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Second Day of Christmas

Second Day of Christmas (2. joulupäivä)

Finland: Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December


  • 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.