Finland’s big year 2017


2017 is an important year for Finland, as it celebrates 100 years of independance. The country became an independent state on 6 December 1917. The centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017 will be the most significant commemorative year for this generation of Finns. The centenary emphasises Finland’s strengths, such as equality and democracy by offering Finns and friends of Finland diverse and international centenary programme in Finland and abroad. The centenary year provides opportunities to better understand the past, experience the jubilee together and set the course for Finland’s future success.


The theme of Finland’s centenary celebration year is ‘Together’. With the help of a host of participants, a lively programme will be drawn up, covering the whole of 2017. The centenary celebration is open to both Finns and friends of Finland. 


A varied programme will mark Finland’s independence celebrations in 2017. While overall responsibility for putting the programme together rests with the ‘Finland 100 Years’ organisation established in the Prime Minister’s Office, the centenary programme can only be created through the joint efforts of Finns and friends of Finland. The programme’s implementation and themes are going to be as diverse as Finland and the Finns.

For more information, you can visit the following website: 
Suomi Finland 100