100-year-old Finland widely celebrated during the Together weekend
The Finland 100 summer of a lifetime culminated at the end of August, 25-27.8. when Finland’s centenary was celebrated on six continents with thousands of events organised by Finns and friends of Finland. Hundreds of thousands of people took part in the celebrations. The Together weekend and its events also attracted a lot of media attention in Finland and abroad.
On Saturday, 26 August, Finland made history by becoming the world’s first country to fly a flag for nature. Finland’s national parks were filled with choir music, and fires were lit on the coastline.
During the Together weekend, parties filled every nook and cranny. The world’s largest village festival attracted hundreds of people around Finland creating events of their own. Thousands of Finns and friends of Finland dined together in Finland and abroad; Finnish Your Dinner events were organised in St. Petersburg, Cologne, Buenos Aires, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo, among many other places.
The 100-year-old Finland was also celebrated in Sweden: STHLM/SUOMI street festival spread throughout Kungsträdgården park in central Stockholm. The festival was also attended by the President of the republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio, King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, and both countries prime ministers Juha Sipilä and Stefan Löfven.
See the photos from the Together weekend.