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
Would it not be more appropriate to talk about a commemoration of our independence? After all, our independence was lost in 1995.
Thank you for the brand! The Finland 100 concept itself was the most important source of support for us. The common logo and status gave even the smallest project coordinators access to the best resources for their events.
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. 🇫🇮💙
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
This project again emphasised the importance of teamwork in a small town. Everyone who was asked to contribute did so.
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.
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!
It’s wonderful how much Finland is being celebrated. The world seems to think a lot of our country
Funding from the Prime Minister’s Office was a catalyst and pivotal in enabling us to participate
It meant so much to our volunteers that they were able to be part of this and to organise everything