All Saints’ Day / Pyhäinpäivä

When:  On the Saturday between October 31 and November 6 (November 5 in 2016).

What: All Saints’ Day is celebrated in Finland to commemorate those we have lost. It is traditional for people to light candles at the graves of loved ones. Churches usually hold a special All Saints’ Day Mass. While there are no specific holiday festivities on this day, taking your nightly walk in a cemetery to see the hundreds of lit candles might be a good idea.

Opening hours and public transport: Public service offices, banks, post offices, and Alko liquor stores will be closed. Some grocery stores and other shops may be closed and some may have shorter opening hours. Public transport will mostly operate on a Sunday schedule.