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Minna Canth Day

Honoring the Finnish writer and social activist on the date of her birth (1844-1897); also Equality Day in Finland

Day of the Finnish Language

An official Flag Day in Finland, celebrating the Day of the Finnish Language and Mikael Agricola, the "Father of the Finnish Language" who is recognized as the creator of Finnish as a written language.


This nationwide celebration of spring is an official Flag Day in Finland. It is also International Labor Day, and one of the biggest annual Finnish festivals.


Mother's Day has been celebrated in Finland since 1918, and is an official Flag Day.

Sibelius Birthday

Composer Jean Sibelius was born on December 8, 1865, the date known as the Day of Finnish Music.