Public Holidays over Christmas Period?

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Niall Shaky
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Public Holidays over Christmas Period?

Post by Niall Shaky » Tue Sep 30, 2003 1:36 pm

Hi there

I was wondering if anyone could tell me which days are "free days off "between Christmas and 1st Jan? Trying to plan how to spend the rest of my holiday allowance... and I have a Palm instead of a paper diary or calender, so of course it doesn't show bank holidays.

Much appreciated

Niilo



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Re: Public Holidays over Christmas Period?

Post by daive » Tue Sep 30, 2003 1:43 pm

Niall Shaky wrote:Hi there

I was wondering if anyone could tell me which days are "free days off "between Christmas and 1st Jan? Trying to plan how to spend the rest of my holiday allowance... and I have a Palm instead of a paper diary or calender, so of course it doesn't show bank holidays.

Much appreciated

Niilo
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January-1 New Year's Day
January-6 Epiphany
March-16 St. Urho's Day
April-9 Mikael Agricola Day / Finnish Language Day
April-18 Good Friday
April-21 Easter Monday
April-30 May Day Eve
May-1 May Day
May-11 Mother's Day
May-29 Ascension Thursday
June-8 Pentecost
June-20 Juhannusaatto / Midsummer's Eve
June-21 Juhannuspaiva / Midsummer's Day
July-6 Eino Leino Day
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December-6 Independence Day
December-24 Christmas Eve
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Post by Niall Shaky » Tue Sep 30, 2003 1:51 pm

Brilliant! Thanks very much!

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Post by Niall Shaky » Tue Sep 30, 2003 1:54 pm

Hei

I just noticed St.Urho's day! I thought he was actually a fictional saint? I'm sure I read somewhere (Lonely Planet or Helsinki Culture Guide etc.) that Finnish immigrants in the US were jealous that their Irish friends got a day off to party on St. Patrick's Day. So the Finns invented their own "Saint's Day", just to con their american bosses into giving them a day off...

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Post by PeterF » Tue Sep 30, 2003 1:57 pm

Work days--Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23..
Holidays Wen 24th, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th.
Work day Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th. Wen 31st..Sober up day Thursday 1st.
So if you take 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th, 31st and 2nd as 6 days holidays you have two weeks holiday.

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Post by Niall Shaky » Tue Sep 30, 2003 2:08 pm

Coooool... 8)

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Post by Niall Shaky » Tue Sep 30, 2003 2:11 pm

And a quick Google later:

http://www.helsinki.fi/~pkaartin/sturho.html

So we're having a . St. Urho's Day Party, right? 8)


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