Serve coffee, hoist a flag, illuminate
The Finland 100 centenary year is unique in Finland’s history, and all kinds of festivities in its honour are welcome. Take part in the celebration with these three national deeds.
Have a coffee break in honour of the 100-year-old
Work places, companies, and communities are encouraged to organise a blue and white coffee break for employees, customers, or friends on Independence Day Eve, Tuesday 5 December at 2 pm. If the afternoon coffee break doesn’t fit your schedule, you can arrange the coffee break at any other time on that day. The shared moment matters the most.
It’s time to fly the flag
Let’s dress up the 100-year-old with Finland 100 centenary flags and decorations before the birthday. On Independence Day Eve, Tuesday 5 December at 6 pm, the Finnish flag will be flown in every Finnish flagpole. The flagging continues overnight until Independence Day evening, Wednesday 6 December at 10 pm. The flag should be illuminated during the night.
Let’s make the 100-year-old blue and white
Municipalities and cities in Finland are encouraged to light up central and symbolic buildings and venues with blue and white light. Create a blue and white lighting also at work and at home. Blue and white lights will be lit on Independence Day Eve, Tuesday 5 December at 6 pm, and the lighting ends on Thursday morning, 7 December by 9 am.
Using the Finland 100 logo
You are a part of the Finland 100 centenary programme by organising coffee breaks for employees, customers or friends, creating blue and white lighting and hoisting the Finnish flag. We encourage using the Suomi Finland 100 logo to mark these celebratory occasions with defined graphic guidelines. The logo is blue. The logo also comes in a white version for use on dark and coloured backgrounds. The Suomi Finland 100 logo may never be placed next to another logo or as part of a set of logos. The right to use the logo applies only to the coffee breaks, setting up blue and white lighting and hoisting the Finnish flag from 5 December to 6 December 2017. The organiser does not have the right to use the logo in commercial purposes.