Juhlitaan Suomen itsenäisyyttä yhdessä

Independence Day

Let’s make things happen together – let us know about your event

After Finland’s 100th anniversary year in 2017, the nature of Finnish Independence celebrations are changing in our country – that means Oulu, too! Now the celebration begins on Independence Day Eve (5 December) and continues through Independence Day, 6 December. We invite every person and organisation along to create the programme together with us. We will then collect the whole programme of Independence Day celebrations and events taking place in Oulu during the two days on this website. Let’s celebrate the wonderful history of Finland together. The events to be included in the programme must be open, public events where everyone is welcome.

Register your event with a web form

Have a cup of coffee in honour of Finland

Activate your workplace, your company or other everyday community to arrange a blue-and-white coffee break for employees, customers or friends on Independence Day Eve (5 December) at 2 p.m.

You can schedule the coffee break also for another suitable hour on that afternoon. The service does not have to be fancy and the mood should not be too formal – the moment together is what counts.


Light Finland up in shades of blue and white

Everyone can celebrate Independence Day by creating festive blue-and-white lighting for their home, office or other special location that is somehow visible.

The festival lighting begins on 5 December at 6 p.m. and ends on 7 December at 9 a.m. You can also place two candles on your window on Independence Day (6 December) for two hours starting at 6 p.m.


Vesa Pynttäri, event coordinator

Janita Jämsén, producer