The themes of this year’s Independence Day Reception were knowledge and discussion in society
Independence Day greeting from the President of the Republic of Finland to Finnish expatriates and Finns abroad on 6 December 2019
Frequently asked questions about the Independence Day reception
Who is invited to the Independence Day reception? Who can be taken as a ‘plus-one’? What is the dress code for the reception? What about medals and decorations? Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about the reception.
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.