Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Päijänne-Tavastland, Finland for 2023 ready to be integrated into your application.
Finland is a Nordic country located in Northern Europe. It was inhabited by hunters and gatherers, who used stone tools, approximately 9000 BC, during the end of the last Ice Age. Ceramics, corded ware, bronze, iron and copper artifacts have been unearthed, dating as far back as 5200 BC. Between the12th through 13th centuries, and during the Northern Crusades, colonization happened by way of the Catholic Church. This region of Finland was then part of Sweden, ruled under the King of Sweden. After the Finnish War of 1809, the Republic of Finland officially became a country on March 29, 1809. During this time the Luthern religion spread, and part of Finland was ceded to the Russian Empire. Finland then became the Grand Duchy of Finland. In 1917, Finland finally declared its independence and was officially known as the Republic of Finland.
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|January 1st||Sunday||New Year's Day|
|January 6th||Friday||Epiphany||Long weekend.|
|March 20th||Monday||March Equinox|
|April 7th||Friday||Good Friday||Long weekend.|
|April 10th||Monday||Easter Monday||Long weekend.|
|May 1st||Monday||Labor Day||Long weekend.|
|May 14th||Sunday||Mother's Day|
|May 18th||Thursday||Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ|
|June 21st||Wednesday||June Solstice|
|June 23rd||Friday||Midsummer Eve||Long weekend.|
|June 24th||Saturday||Midsummer Day|
|September 23rd||Saturday||September Equinox|
|November 4th||Saturday||All Saints' Day|
|November 12th||Sunday||Father's Day|
|December 6th||Wednesday||Independence Day|
|December 22nd||Friday||December Solstice|
|December 24th||Sunday||Christmas Eve|
|December 25th||Monday||Christmas Day||Long weekend.|
|December 26th||Tuesday||Saint Stephen's Day|
|December 31st||Sunday||New Year's Eve|