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Bank and Public Holidays for Åland  (Ahvenanmaa)

Related countries: Europe Finland Sweden

Åland bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Åland Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Fri Epiphany
Apr. 14 Fri Good Friday
     16 Sun Easter
     17 Mon Easter Monday
May   1 Mon Vappu (May Day)
     25 Thu Ascension Day
June  4 Sun Whit Sunday (Pentecost)
      9 Fri Självstyrelsedagen (Åland Self-Governing Day)
     23 Fri Midsummer's Eve Bnk+Othr
     24 Sat Midsummer's Day
Nov.  4 Sat All Saints' Day
Dec.  6 Wed Independence Day
     24 Sun Christmas Eve Bnk+Othr
     25 Mon Christmas Day
     26 Tue Second Day of Christmas
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Background Information

Åland is a Swedish-speaking, autonomous, area of Finland. Its name in Finnish is Ahvenanmaa.  Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that occur on a weekend remain on that date (ie. they are not moved to another date, such as the following Monday, for example).  Vappu may be celebrated for several days, but the main party is on Vappu Eve (April 30th) and on Vappu day it is common to have picnics.  On Midsummer Eve and Christmas Eve, the schools, offices etc. are closed, but shops are open part of the day. Source: University of Helsinki Almanac Office.  Åland International Codes AX and ALA (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ax (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Åland information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Åland maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Åland), and Wikipedia (includes Åland commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Åland, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Åland, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Åland, before planning any trip to Åland. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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