School holidays Finland

Are you looking for the date of a specific school holiday in Finland? On holiday-calender.net you will find the school holidays in primary and general secondary education for the 2011/2012 school year.

School holidays Finland 2011-2012

School holiday Primary education General secondary education
Starting date of students’ school
year
Between 9 and 16 August 2011 Between 9 and 16 August 2011
End of students’ school year 2 June 2012 2 June 2012
Autumn holidays 2-7 days in October 2011 2-7 days in October 2011
Christmas/New Year 1-2 weeks
between 19 December 2011 and 8 January 2012
1-2 weeks
between 19 December 2011 and 8 January 2012
Winter/Carnival 1 week
between 20 February and
11 March 2012
1 week
between 20 February and
11 March 2012
Spring/Easter 4 days
between 6 and 9 April 2012
4 days
between 6 and 9 April 2012
Third term - -
Summer 10-11 weeks
between 2 June to
mid-August 2012
10-11 weeks
between 2 June to
mid-August 2012
Public/religious holidays 6 January 2012 (Epiphany)
17 May 2012 (Ascension day)
6 January 2012 (Epiphany)
17 May 2012 (Ascension day)
Starting date of teachers’
school year
Between 8 and
16 August 2011 (1)
Between 8 and
16 August 2011 (1)
End of teachers’ school year 2 June 2012 2 June 2012

Independence day, Epiphany and 1 May are deducted from the total number of school days (190 days) if they are on any weekday other than Saturday. In the school year 2011/12 the number of school days will consequently be 187.

(1) There are no exact starting and ending dates of teachers’ school year because their duties are regulated
according to the collective agreement for teachers. In the agreement the parties have agreed that the
teachers have a calculatory holiday, which begins in mid-June and the length of holiday depends mainly on
years in occupation. In practice teachers’ holidays coincide with the pupils’ holidays. However, teachers have
their planning and INSET obligations, which they have to do during both during the school year and outside the school year.

Source: Eurydice