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Independence Day

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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.

Browse the programme leaflet 


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