|What to wear in cold weather||Timetables: banks, post offices and shops|
|Wind||Finnish National Holidays|
Banks and post offices:
Banks are open from Mondays to Fridays 10:00 – 13:00 or 10:00 - 16:30, depending of the office. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Central Post Offices are open from Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Many supermarkets also serves as a post office, which always serves during the supermarkets opening hours, normally during the week at 09:00 – 21.00 and on Saturdays at 09:00 – 18:00. Some of them serve also on Sundays.
Large supermarkets serve on weekdays 09:00-21:00, Saturdays 09:00-18:00, and on Sundays they are closed.
|Finnish National Holidays|
1st of January – New Year’s Day
6th of January – Epiphany
Changeable, Friday – Good Friday
Changeable, Sunday – Easter Day
Changeable, Monday – Easter Monday (pääsiäispäivää seuraava maanantai)
1st of May – “Vappu”, Celebration of work
Changeable, Thursday – Ascension Day (40th Day after Easter)
Changeable, Sunday – Whit Sunday (50th Day after Easter)
Saturday between 20th and 26th of June – Midsummer Day
Saturday between 31st of October and 6th of November – All Saints’ Day
6th of December – Independence Day
25th of December – Christmas Day
26th of December – Boxing Day or 2nd Christmas Day
In Finland the celebration has traditionally already begun on the eve of the feast. New Year's Eve, May Day Eve, Midsummer Eve and Christmas Eve are the actual celebration days, followed holidays are more like days of rest.