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Basic education year and holidays

The school year 2020-2021 for Finnish-speaking and Swedish-speaking basic education will begin on Friday, 14 August 2020 and end on Saturday, 5 June 2021.

Under section 23 of the Basic Education Act, a school year is 190 working days, less the Independence Day, Epiphany (6 January) and 1 May, if they fall on a different weekday than Saturday. According to this, there are a total of 189 working days during the 2020-2021 academic year. The Saturday 19 December 2020i is a school working day.

 

School days 2020-2021

  • 14.8.2020 academic year begins
  • 14 – 16.10.2020 Autumn holiday
  • 6.12.2020 Independence day
  • 21.12.2020 – 6.1.2021 Christmas holiday
  • 1 – 5.3.2021 Winter holiday
  •  2- 5.4.2021 Easter
  • 1.5.2021 May Day
  • 13.5.2021 Ascension day
  • 5.6.2021 academic year ends

Schooldays (pdf)