Holidays in Finland 2023

There are 13 public holidays in Finland in 2023, five of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Epiphany, or Three Kings' Day, is an important religious festival celebrating the three kings' visit. It is celebrated on January 6, 2023.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday, and it falls on April 9, 2023.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.

May Day
May Day, also known as Labor Day, celebrates workers' achievements on May 1, 2023. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Ascension Day
Also known as the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, Ascension Day commemorates the Christian belief in the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It falls on May 18, 2023.

Whit Sunday
Whit Sunday, also known as Pentecost, is an important Christian festival commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. It is celebrated on the seventh Sunday or 49 days after Easter Sunday. It falls on May 28, 2023.

Midsummer Day
Midsummer is a public holiday in Finland on June 24, 2023. Midsummer is a holiday that celebrates summer and daylight in Finland. Being a Nordic country, Midsummer is a huge thing for Finns because it is one of the days with the longest daylight hours in the year.

All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day is observed on November 4, 2023, and commemorates all the saints from Christian history, including those known and unknown.

Independence Day
Independence Day is a public holiday in Finland, observed on December 6, 2023. The holiday celebrates the declaration of independence from Russia in 1917. The Russian Empire ruled Finland from 1809 due to the Finnish War from 1808 to 1809.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends. The holiday lasts three days: Christmas Eve, Christmas, and St. Stephen's Day.

St. Stephen's Day
St. Stephen's Day is observed on December 26, 2023, a holiday commemorating the life of St. Stephen, a Christian deacon and the first Christian martyr.

The following is the list of public holidays in Finland 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
EpiphanyJan 06, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Easter SundayApr 09, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
May DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Ascension DayMay 18, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Whit SundayMay 28, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Midsummer EveJun 23, 2023FridayBank Holiday
Midsummer DayJun 24, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
All Saints' DayNov 04, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Independence DayDec 06, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Christmas EveDec 24, 2023SundayBank Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
St. Stephen's DayDec 26, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Finland in 2023.

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