Finns achieved independence on the 6th of December 1917, during the Russian Revolution. The centenary forms the opportunity for a party, as well as being an occasion for contemplation and insight – understanding the way the nation emerged, but also gazing ahead to see what Finland can still become.
The theme for the celebratory year is ‘Together’ – encouraging everyone to take part! Numerous events are taking place in the next few weeks including concerts, photo challenges, travelling saunas, ice hockey and more. See below for our curated selections of Finland’s cultural and historical highlights.