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Christmas Eve in Finland

Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.

Is Christmas Eve a Public Holiday?

While this is not an official public holiday, it is traditionally a non-working day for most people including bank employees. Many businesses and banks are closed.

Christmas trees are decorated with baubles, lights and tinsel during the Christmas season.

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About Christmas Eve

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Christmas Eve Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SunDec 24Christmas EveDe facto and Bank holiday
2018MonDec 24Christmas EveDe facto and Bank holiday
2019TueDec 24Christmas EveDe facto and Bank holiday
2020ThuDec 24Christmas EveDe facto and Bank holiday
2021FriDec 24Christmas EveDe facto and Bank holiday
2022SatDec 24Christmas EveDe facto and Bank holiday
2023SunDec 24Christmas EveDe facto and Bank holiday
2024TueDec 24Christmas EveDe facto and Bank holiday
2025WedDec 24Christmas EveDe facto and Bank holiday
2026ThuDec 24Christmas EveDe facto and Bank holiday
2027FriDec 24Christmas EveDe facto and Bank holiday

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