Finland Independence Day
Finland Independence Day is held on December 6. Celebrates the independence of Finland from Russia in 1917. This event in the first decade of the month December is annual. Help us
The day has been a public holiday with pay since 1929. Independence Day was added to the calendar in 1934, when it also became an official flag day.
The Finnish people feel deeply that they cannot fulfil their national and universal duty except by being completely free. Our centuries-old aspiration for freedom must now be realised; the Finnish people must join the other peoples of the world as an independent nation.
This is what P. E. Svinhufvud said at the Diet on 4 December 1917. The Declaration of Independence was published the following day and on 6 December 1917 the Finnish Parliament approved the Declaration. Finland's form of government, the Republic, was formalised in 1919.
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Anna's Day on December 9 (Sweden, Finland and Norway. Marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve, as well as a Swedish name day, celebrating all people named Anna);
Saint Lucia Day on December 13 (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and parts of Italy. Dedicated to Saint Lucia's independence from the United Kingdom in 1979);
Boxing Day on December 26 (Belgium, Fiji, The Bahamas, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Samoa...);
St. Knuts Day in Norway and Sweden on January 13 (the 20th and last day of the Christmas season)