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Holidays & Observances in Finland

Finland is a country in Northern Europe. It is one of the happiest countries in the world with a strong economy and a laid back population. Religion is becoming increasingly less popular in Finland, but Christianity has been an important part of the culture for a long time and Christian holidays are still widely celebrated across the country. Holidays are an important part of the Finnish culture. They have many holidays throughout the year which involve parades, public celebrations, and unique traditions. Christmas is especially important as Santa Claus’s official home is in Finland. Santa Claus Village is an amusement park in northern Finland where children can visit and meet Santa. This is also where letters to Santa are sent. Many people spend Christmas at home, though, as winter months in Finland have few hours of daylight.


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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related
Independence Day Independence Day Finland National, Federal, Bank, Public
National Day Independence Day Finland National, Federal, Bank, Public
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related