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Independence Day celebration at Frenckell square culminates in fireworks

Published 29.11.2019 16.38

Waltteri Torikka and Diandra are the stars of the Finnish Independence Day Celebration festivities in Tampere. The celebration takes place at the Frenckell square Friday 6 December from 5 pm to 5.30 pm.

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The festivities will begin traditionally with the Tampere fanfare by Tampereen työväenyhdistyksen soittokunta and the piece Isänmaalle by Jean Sibelius. Member of the Tampere City Board and the Executive Board of the Greens in Finland Olga Haapa-aho will give a speech in honour of the occasion. The celebration will be hosted by Perttu Pesä. In addition to the performances by the top Finnish artists Waltteri Torikka and Diandra, the all-male choir Mieskuoro Laulajat will sing the national anthem of Finland together with the public. The evening will culminate in fireworks from the top of the central office building.

Due to the event, the Aleksis Kiven katu street will be partially closed between 4 pm and 6 pm, and parking at the Frenckell square will be restricted on the day of the celebrations.

The festivities are expected to attract large audiences, so it is recommended for people to arrive to the square using public transport. Due to the event, there will be some changes in the bus routes. Additional bus services will also be operating. Information about the changes will be published on the websites of the public transport operators:
External linkItsenäisyyspäivän pysäkki- ja reittimuutokset 2019 (Page only in Finnish)

The Independence Day celebration is organised by the City of Tampere.

Photos Laura Vanzo