In this short publication, School-Holidays.Info will tell you about the state (national) holidays in Finland in 2022. We’ll list them, tell you about the features of work and wages these days.
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Days off in Finland for holidays
There are 13 national (public) holidays in Finland, a list of which is given below. These days are days off for everyone – working and students. Unlike many other countries, Midsummer Eve (Juhannus Eve), Christmas Eve and Easter Eve are not public holidays and weekends under the Holiday Law.
Finnish Independence Day is a national holiday and public holiday. But all those employed on this day are paid a salary. In many countries, there is no payroll on the national day.
The employment contract may specify additional days off for holidays that are not state holidays. This is determined privately. The contract also specifies when the employee must work on public holidays. Usually such days are paid at a higher rate, like overtime.
Holidays in Finland 2022 by months
Below are the official public holidays in Finland 2022. For convenience, we have divided them by month.
- 1.1.2022 – New Year (Saturday);
- 06/01/2022 – Epiphany (Thursday).
- 04/15/2022 – Good Friday (Friday);
- 04/17/2022 – Easter (Sunday);
- 04/18/2022 – The second day of Easter (Monday).
- May 1, 2022 – Labor Day (Sunday);
- 05/26/2022 – Ascension (Thursday).
- 5.6.2022 – Pentecost (Sunday);
- 06/25/2022 – Juhannus (Saturday).
- 11/5/2022 – All Saints’ Day (Saturday).
- 12/6/2022 – Independence Day of Finland (Tuesday);
- 12/25/2022 – Christmas (Sunday);
- 12/26/2022 – Tapani Day, the second day of Christmas (Monday).
Sometimes the eve of Easter, Christmas and Midsummer’s Day (Juhannus), the days of the equinox and solstice are considered national holidays. In fact, they are not public holidays in Finland. They can be celebrated by small communities, social or religious groups as they see fit.
In this post, we have covered the holidays in Finland 2022. The above information is obtained from official sources and is based on the Holiday law. We hope it was helpful to you. Don’t forget to share the article with your friends!