Midsummer Day in Finland
Midsummer Day in Finland is held on June 24. Held on Saturday after June 19. This event in the third decade of the month June is annual. Help us
You might have heard that celebrating Midsummer is a huge thing in the Nordic countries.
Midsummer is the public holiday which celebrates summer and light.
In the olden days, bonfires (“kokko”) were lit during Midsummer to keep evil spirits away and ensure a good crop come time for harvesting.
In 1955, Midsummer Day in Finland was moved to the Saturday following 19 June.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Helsinki Day on June 12 (Finland);
Finland Democracy Day on July 17 (the state was founded as constitutional democracy more than a hundred years ago);
Unikeonpäivä in Finland on July 27 (Sleeping Day);
Olsok or St. Olaf's Day on July 29 (King Olaf II Haraldsson of Norway is remembered as Rex perpetuus Norvegiae, the Eternal King of Norway. Olsok is a national day of celebration in the Nordic countries of Norway and the Faroe Islands, and also in the provinces of Härjedalen in Sweden and Savonlinna in Finland);
Finnish Food Day on September 4 (Finländska matens dag);