The largest ever celebration programme
creators of the programme
events around the world
Finns think:Finland 100 follow-up survey 2015–2018, Statistic Finland
the centenary celebrations
were a success
the sense of togetherness
in other countries improved
The legacy of the centenary year
The centenary year was a turning point in the story of the 100-year-old nation. The centenary of Finland’s independence left a big legacy for the next century of independence.Read more ›
Good news from Finland!
The happiest nation in the world in 2018
more tourists visited Finland
economic growth in 2017
Amazing project! Thank you to everyone who took part ❤️
Shared values are at the core of our success story. The year marking the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence is a good and fitting time to evaluate the Finnish values of today as building blocks for the future.
Professor and historian Martti Häikiö, Finland 100 commentary, 8 September 2016
Great! These socks will surely warm the feet and hearts of veterans ❤️🇫🇮
It meant so much to our volunteers that they were able to be part of this and to organise everything
Great display of music and fireworks, thanks!! Despite the big crowd, there was a safe, great, and inclusive atmosphere – immigrants, Finns, tourists, children, young people, adults, and elderly people all celebrated side by side. Well done, Finland! Well done, Helsinki! Well done, all of us! This is a good start for the #Finland100 jubilee year! A happy taxpayer says thanks 🙂
I’m not celebrating … Anyway, some of the products by the Finland 100 brands are made in low-cost countries, maybe even using child labour. I’m not interested.
When I travel the world talking to people about our Equality Act, I feel a sense of patriotic warmth: I’m proud of the Finnish dream where anyone can become anything when given a fair chance.
Author, politician Rosa Meriläinen, Finland 100 commentary, 7 March 2017
Finland 100 will last until the 200th anniversary of Finland’s independence.
We marked the centenary by having a son, Lionel; at hospital, we were given lovely Finland 100 woolly socks and a hat knitted by the Marthas. 🇫🇮💙