Living in Vaasa and Finland

Public Holidays

All Saints’ Day

Pyhäinpäivä

First Saturday of November

Independence Day

Itsenäisyyspäivä

6th December

Christmas

Joulu

24 – 26th December

New Year’s Day

Uudenvuodenpäivä

1st January

Epiphany

Loppiainen

6th January

Shrove Tuesday

Laskiaistiistai

in February (date varies yearly)

Good Friday

Pitkäperjantai

March/April (date varies yearly)

Easter

Pääsiäinen

March/April

Easter Monday

2. Pääsiäispäivä

March/April (date varies yearly)

First of May

Vappu

1st May

Ascension Day

Helatorstai

May (date varies yearly)

Midsummer

Juhannus

4th Friday and Saturday of June

The school has Christmas and Easter holidays. During national holidays all banks and shops are closed, except some kiosks. Public transport also follows specific timetables during national holidays.

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