The largest ever celebration programme
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Finns think:Finland 100 follow-up survey 2015–2018, Statistic Finland
the centenary celebrations
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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 ›
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The happiest nation in the world in 2018
more tourists visited Finland
economic growth in 2017
The centenary of our independence is an amazing vantage point. This is exactly what we need: a clear view into the great arches of our own history as well as the stories forgotten under the jubilee events.
Bishop Irja Askola, Finland 100 commentary, 30 November 2016
Funding from the Prime Minister’s Office was a catalyst and pivotal in enabling us to participate
An old saying from the early 2000s: if you hear Sandstorm playing when seeing in the New Year, it will be a happy one
I only had time to make two pairs of socks before the project target was reached 😊. Finns are too efficient.
The great thing about independence anniversaries is that they encourage large numbers of people to reflect on the same issues concurrently, thus facilitating dialogue. During anniversary years, we make a synthesis of where we stand, how we got there, and where we’ll head next.
Mika Maliranta, Professor of Economics. Finland 100 commentary, 18 September 2017
I have a marketing ban on my phone to make sure that I don’t make any impulse purchases, but as soon as I received the text, I bought a #Finland100 toilet brush, though the old one would do.
It meant so much to our volunteers that they were able to be part of this and to organise everything
For the first time in living memory, the two sports clubs came together to carry out a shared project, and they cooperated wonderfully. We managed to create a real 1920s feel at the stadium and the competitors and spectators had a blast. We received a lot of positive feedback, and people wanted to know if we were going to do something similar in the future.
Thank you for allowing us to be involved. It was easier to forge links with other participants when we mentioned that we had been approved for participation in the programme.
This could become a new tradition 🙂 #firework #helsinki #independenceday #finland