Friday January 6 is the twelfth day of Christmas, also known as Epiphany. The final day of the Christmas holiday season is recognised as a public holiday in Finland, and this will cause changes to transport and service schedules.
Of the retail chains, Kesko has announced that all of its K stores, including the K Citymarkets and Supermarkets, will in theory be open on Epiphany, but each shop owner is free to decide on the matter individually according to demand.
The S Group also says each of its outlets will be open. Lidl chain stores will likewise be open as normal for a Friday.
The state-owned Alko liquor stores will be open as normal on Thursday, but closed for the holiday on Friday.
Long-distance VR trains will operate according to their Sunday timetables on Epiphany. Trains that normally run on Sundays only will not depart, however.
Public HSL transport in the capital city region will observe the normal Friday schedule on Thursday and the Sunday timetables on Friday.
The coach service Matkahuolto asks that customer check their Epiphany departures at its website.