Finland Celebrates 104th Independence Day | Finland Today | News in English |

Finland celebrates its 104th Independence Day today. While many official celebrations are canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the national flag was lifted at Tähtitorninmäki in the morning in Helsinki—in freezing weather, under a cloudy sky and big snowflakes.

“Today, thousands of Finnish flags remind us about the value of independence and for the work our war veterans have done for our country,” said Anu Vehviläinen (the Centre), the speaker of Parliament, in her speech. “Today, each of us should take off the hat and say these words: ‘Thank you our war veterans, lotat (voluntary women in the paramilitary service), women and men of our home front.’”

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