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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 ›
Good news from Finland!
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
All in all the project was interesting and for us, who are involved in regional organisations, a challenging endeavour. We encountered numerous new things, which meant that we would have appreciated moral support in this small project. Nevertheless, regionally speaking, it was great to be involved.
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
It was great to be involved. It was an amazing experience – working together with the whole of Finland.
Public organisation in a stakeholder survey
It’s church at 10, of course. Then to the Christmas market in Katariina parish, selling things at our sewing club’s stand. Lunch at the granddaughter’s with the other grandmother at 2. The evening spent on the couch watching the president’s party. Two candles in the windows 🇫🇮🇫🇮
I’ll light a candle for my father and uncles and for the hundreds of heroes who defended and died in the name of independence
Funding from the Prime Minister’s Office was a catalyst and pivotal in enabling us to participate
What a great opening party and fantastic atmosphere! Thank you!!!
Great! These socks will surely warm the feet and hearts of veterans ❤️🇫🇮
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.