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Old 05-17-2017, 02:47 AM
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Finland 100: June 1, 2017

Finland 100: Nordic heads of state to celebrate the anniversary of Finland's independence

Nordic heads of state will celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence in Helsinki on Thursday 1 June 2017. President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio will be the hosts for the day.
The presidential couple will welcome Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway and President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson and his spouse, Eliza Jean Reid, of Iceland in ceremonies beginning in the forecourt of the Presidential Palace at 10.30 am. After the ceremonies, the presidential and royal couples will greet the public from the balcony of the Presidential Palace. The general public can watch the guests arrive at the Market Square (Kauppatori in Finnish) and Pohjoisesplanadi.

To the City Hall on foot
After the programme at the Presidential Palace, the day will continue with a lunch hosted by Helsinki’s incoming mayor Jan Vapaavuori at the City Hall. Weather permitting, the Finnish presidential couple and their guests will walk from the Presidential Palace to the City Hall at around 11.20 am, greeting the public on their way.
In addition, the presidential and royal couples will watch a Dancing Finland (Koko Suomi) dance event, held in the Market Square, from the balcony of the City Hall. The performance will include Humppa and street dance. For more detailed instructions on where members of the public will be located, see the map on the website of the Office of the President of the Republic. It is best to enter the area along the Esplanade.

The visits will culminate in a banquet
In the afternoon, President Niinistö, Mrs Haukio and the Nordic heads of state will participate in the re-inauguration of the Hanasaari Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre. Gunvor Kronman, the CEO of Hanasaari, will host the event.
The guests will also visit the Sibelius Monument in the Sibelius Park, where they will hear singing by the choir of the Helsinki Music Centre, among other performances. The park will also be open to the public, but the actual public event for the head of states’ visit will be arranged at the day’s beginning, in the Market Square and Pohjoisesplanadi.
The day will end with a banquet in the Presidential Palace.

Yle will broadcast part of the visit live on television and on Yle Areena. Members of the public can participate in the day via the social media by using the hashtags #FInland100 and #together.
Finland 100_ Nordic heads of state to celebrate the anniversary of Finland's independence - The President of the Republic of Finland
Finland 100 år_ De nordiska statscheferna firar jubileumsåret för Finlands självständighet - Republiken Finlands president
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:01 AM
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Finland 100: Nordic heads of state to celebrate the anniversary of Finland's independence

Nordic heads of state will celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence in Helsinki on Thursday 1 June 2017. President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio will be the hosts for the day.
The presidential couple will welcome Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway and President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson and his spouse, Eliza Jean Reid, of Iceland in ceremonies beginning in the forecourt of the Presidential Palace at 10.30 am. After the ceremonies, the presidential and royal couples will greet the public from the balcony of the Presidential Palace. The general public can watch the guests arrive at the Market Square (Kauppatori in Finnish) and Pohjoisesplanadi.

To the City Hall on foot
After the programme at the Presidential Palace, the day will continue with a lunch hosted by Helsinki’s incoming mayor Jan Vapaavuori at the City Hall. Weather permitting, the Finnish presidential couple and their guests will walk from the Presidential Palace to the City Hall at around 11.20 am, greeting the public on their way.
In addition, the presidential and royal couples will watch a Dancing Finland (Koko Suomi) dance event, held in the Market Square, from the balcony of the City Hall. The performance will include Humppa and street dance. For more detailed instructions on where members of the public will be located, see the map on the website of the Office of the President of the Republic. It is best to enter the area along the Esplanade.

The visits will culminate in a banquet
In the afternoon, President Niinistö, Mrs Haukio and the Nordic heads of state will participate in the re-inauguration of the Hanasaari Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre. Gunvor Kronman, the CEO of Hanasaari, will host the event.
The guests will also visit the Sibelius Monument in the Sibelius Park, where they will hear singing by the choir of the Helsinki Music Centre, among other performances. The park will also be open to the public, but the actual public event for the head of states’ visit will be arranged at the day’s beginning, in the Market Square and Pohjoisesplanadi.
The day will end with a banquet in the Presidential Palace.

Yle will broadcast part of the visit live on television and on Yle Areena. Members of the public can participate in the day via the social media by using the hashtags #FInland100 and #together.
Finland 100_ Nordic heads of state to celebrate the anniversary of Finland's independence - The President of the Republic of Finland
Finland 100 år_ De nordiska statscheferna firar jubileumsåret för Finlands självständighet - Republiken Finlands president
Thanks LadyFinn for the information. It seems like it is going to be a major celebration in Helsinki, much more extensive than I expected. It will be interesting to see the banquet.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:18 AM
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Artwork and research project as a gift for the 100th anniversary of Finland

Due to the fact that Finland in 2017 celebrates 100 years as an independent state, the Government of Sweden will give two gifts to Finland. These gifts will be handed over by H.M. The King in connection with H.M. The King's visit to Helsinki on June 1, 2017.
The first gift is a work of art by artist Anna Uddenberg, which will be placed at the Hanasaari Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre. The second gift is a Swedish-Finnish forest research project consisting of twelve two-year researcher posts.
Konstverk och forskningsprojekt i 100-årsgåva till Finland - Regeringen.se
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:27 PM
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The Danish Court has updated the calendar and Queen Margrethe is set to attend 31 May- 1 June in Helsinki. The event is called "Nordisk fest" - Nordic Party.

H.M. Dronningen deltager i "Nordisk Fest" i anledning af Finlands 100-års jubilæum | Kongehuset

Also the Norwegian Court has confirmed that King Harald and Queen Sonja attend the centenary events in Helsinki between 31 May- 2 June.

http://www.kongehuset.no/program.htm...6&person=26911
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Thank you Lady Finn for bringing attention to this important date and the events that will take place. I look forward to the celebrations.
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