Espoo school and holiday times for school year 2021-2022 are decided

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2020-11-12 10:00

In Espoo, pupils, their parents and students and school boards were asked for their opinion on the timing of school days and holidays during the school year 2021–2022. Their favourite option for school and holiday times was chosen. The Finnish Education Unit and The Swedish Education and Cultural Committee decided on the school days and holidays in at their meetings.  

School and holiday times for school year 2021-2022 

Autumn term begins on 11th of August 2021 and ends on 22nd of December 2021. 

  • Autumn holiday: 18th October 2021 – 22nd October 2021 
  • Christmas holiday: 23rd of December 2021 – 9th January 2022 

Spring term begins on 10th January 2022 and ends on Saturday 4th of June 2022. 

  • Winter holiday: 21st February 2022 – 25th February 2022 

In pre-primary education provided by the Early Childhood Education Unit the last day of spring term is 3rd June 2022. The final-year students in upper secondary school have their last school day on 10th February 2022. 

The number of school days and the last day of the school year will be the same throughout Finland. Schools can change maximum one school-day into a holiday by running school on one Saturday. Saturdays as school-days follow the timetable of the particular day, which is freed. 

More information: Work and holiday times

Espoo offers activities for children and families during holidays 

The City of Espoo offers many activities to school children and families during the holidays, for example, exhibitions, sports, movies, events, various workshops and versatile outdoor activities. Most of these activities are free of charge.  

More information about acitivities: espoo.fi/holidayactivities