Finland calendar – 2012/Finland Public Holidays 2012
New Year’s day –its local name is Uudenvuodenpäivä and it is celebrated in the whole world. People enjoy the arrival of the New Year. It is going to be celebrated on Sunday January 1, 2012.
Epiphany – local people name it as Loppiainen. It is religious event. This is the related to the memory of Jesus and in 2012 it will be observed on Friday 6th January 2012.
May day – this is the celebrated and observed to remember the great sacrifices of the labour union. It is commonly known as Vappu. On this day the labours sacrificed their lives for the sake of social and economic progress. It will be observed on Tuesday 1 may 2012.
Good Friday and Easter Monday – Good Friday is a religious holiday celebrated in the remembrance of crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The day is known as Pitkäperjantai. It is observed by Christian communities. It will be celebrated on Friday 6 April. Easter Monday is the day celebrated after Easter Sunday. This day is celebrated as a religious event. The day is also called the Resurrection Day. The day is termed as 2. Pääsiäispäivä. This will be observed on Monday 9 April.
Easter – it is also known as Pascha. It is celebrated in the memory Resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is referred as the season of church and will be celebrated on Monday 9th April.
Midsummer Day – this is the day to enjoy summers in Finland. Summers are very important because of the weather conditions throughout the year. The day is also known as Juhannuspäivä. It will be observed on Saturday between 20 June and 26 June that falls on the day of Saturday 23 June 2012.
All Saints’ Day – this day is known and observed for Solemnity of All Saints. The day is also known as Pyhäinpäivä. It is observed on Saturday between 31 October and 6 November. So according to the 2012 calendar it will be marked on Saturday 3 November 2012.
St Stephen’s Day – it is also termed as ST. Stephens Day. It is commonly known as 2. joulupäivä or tapaninpäivä. Accoringto this year’s calendar it will be celebrated on Wednesday 26 December 2012.
Christmas – this is the most waited event of the whole year. Although it is celebrated by the whole Christian community but it is commonly known as Joulupäivä. On this day people hold the special ceremonies. Feasts are held and people enjoy with their families. This is going to be celebrated on Tuesday 25 December 2012.
These are the main events of Finland beside these events Midsummer Eve, whit Sunday, whit Monday, Ascension Day and some other religious and traditional events are also held.