Environmental theme visible and audible at this year’s Independence Day reception

Environmental theme visible and audible at this year’s Independence Day reception

Greeting from President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö to Finnish expatriates

History of the Independence Day reception at the Presidential Palace

History of the Independence Day reception at the Presidential Palace

The Independence Day reception has long traditions. During the period of autonomy, dances were arranged in connection with the Diet at the Imperial Palace, which is nowadays the Presidential Palace. This paved the way for Independence Day receptions, first in the afternoon and then in the evening.