New Year’s Day 2022 in Finland

New Year 2022 in Finland certainly happens to be one of the most important days of the year. The reason behind this is known to all because people all around the globe who follow the Gregorian calendar seem to give a grand welcome to a New Year on the 1st of January every year and the people in Finland also do not unfollow this tradition. "Hyvää uutta vuotta!," is the phrase used by the people of Finland to wish each other a Happy New Year’s Day. Let us now move on to find out some important traditions of New Year’s in Finland and how it is celebrated.

When is New Year’s Day in 2022?

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January, 2022

(Saturday)

Is New Year’s Day a Public Holiday in Finland?

New Year’s Day is a public holiday for the general population according to Holidays 2022. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.

New Year Celebrations in Finland

The most happening celebrations of New Year’s in Finland take place in Helsinki, the country’s capital. Fireworks, parades, parties are most commonly spectated on this day and people come out of their houses to make this day a grand one by celebrating with their friends, family and acquaintances.

People observe the most of Finnish style New year by heading to Senate Square which is located in front of the Helsinki Cathedral, and this is where the bells ring at midnight, when the clock strikes 12. Another magnificent celebration takes place in Kansalaistori Square and it is situated near the Contemporary Art Museum. In this particular place entertainment in the form of dances, songs, speeches, and also a midnight fireworks display, all of these are seen.

New Year’s Day Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2019 Tue 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2020 Wed 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2021 Fri 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2022 Sat 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2023 Sun 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2024 Mon 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2025 Wed 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday

New Year Celebrations in Other Countries

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Quick Facts

This year: Sat, 1 January 2022
Next year: Sun, 1 January 2023
Last year: Fri, 1 January 2021
Type : National Holiday