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Basic education year and holidays

The school year 2021-2022 for Finnish-speaking and Swedish-speaking basic education will begin on Thursday, 12 August 2021 and end on Saturday, 4 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 188 working days during the 2021-2022 academic year. The Saturday 18 December 2021 is a school working day.

 

School days 2021-2022

  • 12.8.2021 academic year begins
  • 20 – 22.10.2021 Autumn holiday
  • 6.12.2021 Independence day
  • 20.12.2021 – 6.1.2022 Christmas holiday
  • 28.2 – 4.3.2022 Winter holiday
  •  15.4 – 18.4.2022 Easter
  • 1.5.2022 May Day
  • 26.5.2022 Ascension day
  • 4.6.2022 academic year ends

Schooldays 2021-2022 (pdf)