Check the list of Finland Bank holidays 2015.
- The following dates are observed as Bank holidays in Finland declared by the Bank of Finland.
- Check dates in year 2015 for New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Epiphany, Ascension Day, Midsummer’s Eve, Independence Day, Christmas Eve Holidays in Finland
National holidays when banks are entirely closed (TARGET closure days):
|Finland Bank Holidays 2015|
|1||January||1||Thursday||New Year’s Day|
On the following national holidays banks provide only limited services:
|Finland Bank Holidays 2015|
- The dates of Easter, Ascension Day and Midsummer’s Eve/Day change each year. Finnish banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. The banks are open Monday to Friday, generally from 9.15 am to 4.15 pm. On Maundy Thursday and New Year’s Eve the banks close at 1.00 pm.
|New Year´s Day|
|New Year’s Day, which is on January 1, marks the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar. This holiday is celebrated in many countries worldwide. All Schools, post offices and government offices are closed, as are most businesses, in countries where New Year’s Day is a public holiday. Many people mark New Year’s Day as the first day to start a New Year’s resolution for the year. New Year’s Day parades are held in some places and some of these parades are televised. The start of New Year’s Day is usually marked by fireworks and music as the clock strikes midnight between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.|
|Many Christians around the world annually celebrate Epiphany on January 6. It is a public holiday in many countries and marks two events in Jesus Christ’s life, according to the Christian Bible. The first event was when the three wise men, or kings, visited infant Jesus. The second event was when St John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Epiphany is commonly known as Twelfth Night, Twelfth Day, Three Kings’ Day, or the Feast of Epiphany. It means “manifestation” or “showing forth”.|
|Many Christians around the world observe Good Friday on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion and death, which is told in the Christian bible. It is the day after Maundy Thursday. Many people in different countries celebrate the anniversary of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death on the Friday before Easter Sunday. This is an observance that involves people fasting and praying. Many Orthodox Christians call the day Great Friday. The day is also known as Black Friday or Sorrowful Friday, as well as Long Friday.|
|Easter Monday is observed as a public holiday in many countries and is part of the Easter period. It is a Christian observance and is the day after Easter Sunday.|
|May Day, or Labor Day, is a public holiday in many countries worldwide. It usually occurs around May 1, but the date varies across countries. It is associated the start of spring as well as the celebration of workers. Many ancient customs associated with May Day come from the old Roman festival of flowers. These include gathering branches sand flowers, choosing or crowning a May Queen and dancing around a bush, tree or decorated pole.|
|Ascension Day is officially celebrated on a Thursday on the 40th day of Easter. It is a Christian holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven according to Christian belief. In countries where it is a public holiday, Ascension Day is a free day for many workers. Many people take a long weekend off because the day falls on a Thursday.|
|This Swedish public holiday and Finnish holiday is celebrated each year on the Saturday falling between 20–26 June. The actual date of Midsummer’s day may vary between the 20-21 June. It has become one of the most important holidays in Sweden. Festivities start on the Friday before – Midsummer’s Eve. Similar to New Year’s celebration, the main celebrations take place on the eve of the day. Traditional events include raising and dancing around a huge maypole. Many people will wear traditional folk costumes and listen to traditional music. It is also a holiday on which the Swedish will consume a large amount of alcohol and raucous drinking songs are a common sound during the celebrations.|
|Christmas Day is one of the most festive holidays in many countries around the world. It is a Christian holiday in memory of Jesus Christ’s birth and most people celebrate the day on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar. Many people have a day off work and spend time with their families and loved ones on Christmas Day. Festive activities include exchanging Christmas presents, joining in Christmas feasts, and listening to Christmas-themed music or movies.|
|Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar. Christmas Eve, also known as the Vigil of Christmas, is perceived as the culmination of the Advent season. Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and is associated with celebrating Jesus Christ’s birth, although his actual birth date has been disputed among many scholars. However, many Christmas traditions that are around today have their roots in pre-Christian winter festivals. These include the importance of candles and decorations made from evergreen bushes and trees, symbolizing everlasting light and life.|
|Boxing Day is celebrated on 26th December or on the first weekday after Christmas. Boxing Day is a public holiday countries with a mainly Christian population. This is a day to open the Christmas box and share the gifts with the poor.|
- For more detail information visit : Bank of Finland