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Finland’s centenary begins in Tampere

Published 8.12.2016 14.22

The year 2017 will be a celebration of Finland’s 100 years of independence. The centenary will be celebrated throughout the country, with many special events to be held in Tampere as well. The centenary will be seen and felt in Tampere’s events and cityscape throughout the year.

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Everyone is invited. This is the time to stand up and identify yourself as a Tamperanian at heart.

“Tamperanians are a strong and unique group who value the role of Tampere and its people in the heart of Finland. You don’t need to have Tampere written on your birth certificate to qualify. A Tamperanian can live in Tampere, Brussels, China or even Turku," says Saara Saarteinen, the Executive Producer in charge of the Finland 100 Tampere jubilee year.

Starting from the beginning of the year, Tamperanians around the world are invited to congratulate Finland on its centenary. Congratulatory messages can be submitted on the campaign website at starting from 1 January 2017. Messages can be written by individuals, businesses, associations and other groups.

There are hundreds of different ways to celebrate Finland’s centenary. Finland 100 Tampere events, phenomena and ideas will be added throughout the year to the website at

Further information

Saara Saarteinen Tel. +358408016222