Holiday Guide for Finland in 2020

Finland 2020
Finland
2020

Finland information

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Population: 5.49m
Capital: Oslo
Calling Code: (358)
Time Zone: +2 UTC
Currency: Euro
Language: Finnish

Weather in Oslo

Summary: Possible light rain tomorrow morning and afternoon.
Temperature: 19.83°c
Wind speed: 5.86kph
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List of National Holidays in Finland in 2020

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

 Long Weekend! 
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

 Long Weekend! 
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 (Midsommarafton)

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


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

 Long Weekend! 
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

Notes

  • 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.