How do shops work in Finland?
A large number of tourists from Russia come to theFinland not only look at its pristinely beautiful nature of the north, but also just stroll around the shops. However, often the schedule of shops in Finland is very different from that in our country. We'll figure out how stores work in this country on different days of the week and when shopping will be the most successful.
How shops work in Finland on weekdays
To begin with, we note that the schedule of Finnishshops does not depend on the desire of its owners. It is regulated by the state. First of all, this applies to stores, whose area exceeds 400 sq / m. It is in these stores and seek to get Russian tourists.
As a rule, on weekdays shops in Finlandbegin to work at 9 o'clock in the morning or earlier, and they close at 19 o'clock, some work till 21 o'clock. On Saturdays, Finnish supermarkets close at 6 pm, and small shops even earlier. some of them stop working at 16 o'clock. Opening hours of stores on Sunday: from 12 to 16-18 hours. Therefore, if you decide to visit Finland for just a couple of days and exclusively for shopping, then choose the days from Monday to Friday.
How shops work in Finland on holidays
On holidays Finnish stores are closed. Therefore, going to the shopping tour make sure that at this time in Finland there are no public holidays. They, by the way, differ from ours and very seriously.
For example, the official weekend in Finland is the majority of religious holidays, namely:
- Good Friday;
In addition, Finland celebrates Independence Day (December 6), Mother's Day and Father's Day, Ivanov's Day and All Saints Day.
The specific dates of most of these holidays change annually, so be sure to check them before the trip.