Students of the Capital Region celebrate the independence of Finland in the Students’ Independence Day Procession on 6 December.

The student unions of the Capital Region are celebrating Independence Day together, just like last year. This year, students will join the procession for sustainable development and Finnish nature. The event is organised by the student unions of the Capital Region: HYY, AYY, ArtSU, SHS, Kadettitoverikunta, Metka and Helga.

The procession is filled with joy, light and a festive atmosphere in the spirit of a communal and forward-looking student movement. Put on weather-appropriate outerwear. In general, the dress code for everyone is ‘come as you are’!

The programme begins with the placing of wreaths at Sankariristi at the Hietaniemi cemetery at 4 pm.

The procession starts off from the Hietaniemi Chapel at the cemetery at around 5 pm, and its route is as follows: Hietaniemenkatu – Arkadiankatu – Pohjoisesplanadi – Presidential Palace – Mariankatu – Aleksanterinkatu – Senate Square. The President of the Republic greets the procession from the Palace balcony.

A public celebration is held at the Senate Square from around 5.55 pm to 6.15 pm. The programme includes choral singing and the speeches of Mayor Jan Vapaavuori and representatives of the student unions.

The event is open to everyone. We warmly welcome you all! Look for the ESN flag and join us in the procession!

WHAT: Students’ Independence Day Procession with ESN Uni Helsinki
WHEN: Wednesday 6.12.2018, 16:45 – 18:30
WHERE: Hietaniemenkatu 20
DRESS CODE: ‘come as you are’

06/12/2018 - 16:45