In this article, we suggest you to get acquainted with the features of the New Year holidays in Finland, as well as to get acquainted with the operation of stores.
New Year, in Finnish - Uusivuosi, is always celebrated in Finland from December 31 to January 1 as and in Russia, but unlike their eastern neighbors, the Finns take only one day of rest - the first number.
Christmas Eve is exactly that magical night when Santa brings gifts. On the eve of the holiday, it is customary to heat up the sauna, as well as many Finns attend the Christmas mass.
New Year is the main family holiday of the Finns, which they usually celebrate with their families.
Traditional pastries - asterisk of puff pastry with jam. Our editors really like:
The traditional drink for the New Year is alcoholic and non-alcoholic Alcohol-flavored Glegi:
In the very center of Helsinki, a large ice rink opens, which operates in winter. The rink will be the perfect solution for a friendly family leisure.
Christmas markets are held in many cities in Finland. For example, in Helsinki, the Christmas fair takes place on Senate Square, against the backdrop of the majestic The cathedral, which was built in 1852 by the project of Carl Ludwig Engel.
This architectural work is one of the oldest buildings in Helsinki and is one of the brightest representatives of neoclassicism.
An interesting fact: every year, on December 13, a girl with a retinue, dressed in a snow-white outfit, which symbolizes Saint Lucia, comes down the steps of the cathedral. This tradition pays tribute to the memory of the Christian martyr who lived in Italy in the fourth century. This ritual is part of the culture of the Finns.
Returning to the Christmas fair, which has a symbolic name - St. Thomas Fair, we want to draw your attention to the fact that there are more than one hundred shops and kiosks in it, in which you can find many gifts, decorations, and especially - delicacies: fish, meat and ready-made Christmas goodies. Every day at the fair you can meet Santa, also for children there is an opportunity to ride for free on an old Christmas carousel.
Yes Yes! in Finland there is a tradition among women: to get together at the Naisten Joulumessut women's fair, which is located in the Helsinki region: Katajanokka Katajanokka on the peninsula adjacent to the main harbor. This tradition comes from the distant 1922. Important information: the women's fair will not be held in 2019, detailed information can be found on the official website of the women's fair .
What else can you say about the Christmas holidays? For example, on Christmas Eve, decorate a Christmas tree and exchange gifts. A main family dinner is also arranged. Shops are closed, and public transport stops walking altogether.
The streets are transformed for the holiday: garlands appear, and shop windows look simply magical!
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Prisma and K-citymarket will also work.
Alko does not work Jan 1. Mode of operation of stores Alko
Posti does not usually work in the New Year.
Banks do not work. Banking mode during holidays in Finland.
Transport walks on a weekend schedule.
To check the mode of the store, you can go to the site or enter the phrase in Google
Uusivuosi kauppojen aukioloajat + name of shop
Uusivuosi prisma aukioloajat
Then you need to select the store in which you are traveling and on its page look at the schedule.
Mode of operation of stores in the shopping center Kamppi is available at this url . On December 25 and 26, many shops are closed.
|Date||Week Day||Name of the Holiday||Work day или неWork day|
🗓 New Year|
Saami Nation Day|
|14 Feb||Thu||St. Valentine Day||Work day|
|5 Mar||Tuesday||Laskiainen||Work day|
|Table is updated at 2020-11-26|
|Date||Week Day||Name of the Holiday||Work day or Holiday|
International women's day
|19 Mar||Fri||Good Friday|
Labor Day 🛠
☼ Mid Summer Day ☼
📚 Literture Day
Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden päivä
|31 October||Thu||🎃 Halloween||Work day|
All Saints Day
День шведского языка и культуры
|10 November||Воскре сенье||
👨 Father's Day
|24 December||Tuesday||🎄 Christmas Eve|
|25 December||Wed||🎅 Christmas|
|26 December||Thu||🎁 Boxing Day|
|Table is updated at 2020-11-26|
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