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Finns think:Finland 100 follow-up survey 2015–2018, Statistic Finland
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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 ›
Good news from Finland!
The happiest nation in the world in 2018
more tourists visited Finland
economic growth in 2017
VR offered train passengers free coffee and chocolates, and a text message reminded us of the big day. I can see a winter scene through the train window, and the sun is shining.
It’s a great day to have a birthday. Congratulations, my 100-year-old country. Let’s play some Sibelius!
What happened to a good debate? It’s increasingly rare to see trust in democracy in a political debate. It’s easy to notice the increasing polarisation of opinions, but more difficult to find a genuine dialogue.
Journalist Olav S. Melin, Finland 100 commentary on 30 March 2017
I’ll go to a smoke sauna on Lake Kuusijärvi with my friends, and we’ll swim 100 metres in the lake to celebrate Finland’s independence
During my job placement at a disability day-care centre, we learned the song ‘I’m a Finn’ in sign language for an Independence Day event on Tuesday. 😊✨ This is a great idea for Finland 100!
Long maternity leaves + paternity leaves, low infant mortality, high quality communal day care accessible to all families, free education, free healthy school meals, mostly free health care (don’t know where we are going with that, though…) … – many reasons why I feel priviledged to live in Finland 🇫🇮Thank you #finland100
It was fantastic and a real success. Organisations both small and large got involved. Huge enthusiasm. An experience that will remembered for a lifetime. The theme ‘Together’ was excellent.
Regional network in the stakeholder survey
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.
I’ll have candles on the windowsill, we’ll drink a toast to the wonderful 100-year-old fatherland!!!! ❤️
It meant so much to our volunteers that they were able to be part of this and to organise everything
100 thank you messages to the administrators of this page! 🙏🏻💙🇫🇮 It has been great fun and really interesting to follow the 100th anniversary of Finland on this page! THANK YOU!