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 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
Funding from the Prime Minister’s Office was a catalyst and pivotal in enabling us to participate
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.
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!
Thank you and happy Independence Day to all Finns all over the world!! Even though I have been away for a long time, my heart will always be in Finland.
Would it not be more appropriate to talk about a commemoration of our independence? After all, our independence was lost in 1995.
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
I only had time to make two pairs of socks before the project target was reached 😊. Finns are too efficient.
This project again emphasised the importance of teamwork in a small town. Everyone who was asked to contribute did so.
It meant so much to our volunteers that they were able to be part of this and to organise everything
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