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Finland celebrates Independence Day on December 6th


December 6th is quiet in Finland, because then Finns celebrate the Independence Day.

Independence Day is a National Holiday in Finland

Independence Day is a national holiday, so most people have the day off. Restaurants and some shops may be open, but most businesses are closed.

Independence Day is a Finnish flag flying day. Flag should be raised at 8am and lowered at 8pm.

Finland became an independent country in 1917 so Finland is over hundred years old. Independence Day was first celebrated in 1919. The biggest celebration was in 2017 when Finland had its 100th birthday!

Image by Ilari Järvinen / Finnish Heritage Agency