Happy Independence Day Finland!
The traditional Finland’s Independence Day reception at the Presidential Palace has been canceled for the second year in a row - due to the deteriorating situation with Covid in recent days. President Sauli Niinistö and Mrs. Jenni Haukio were to invite people who have worked for the good of health and Finnish society during the coronavirus pandemic. The total number of invited guests was only 200 as in normal times it is over 1800.
Me and hubby celebrate the Independence Day with a good dinner, just two of us. Reading and listening to music, watching festive programme on television. A quiet day this year, too.
President Sauli Niinistö and Mrs. Jenni Haukio in 2017.
The traditional students' torchlight procession runs today too from
the chapel of Hietaniemi Cemetery (soldier's graves), ending at Senate Square.
This is an event to be held in several university cities on Finland 's Independence Day,
the first torchlight procession was held in Helsinki in 1951.
Maamme - The National Anthem of Finland, Youtube
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