Finland’s Independence Day pays tribute to a nation that trusts in itself

The Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press release 52/2022
4 November 2022

Finland’s Independence Day will be celebrated with a reception hosted by President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio on Tuesday 6 December 2022 at the Presidential Palace. The theme of the reception is Finland as a nation that trusts in itself.

“Finland is today a stable country in an unstable world. We have always overcome challenging times by trusting ourselves and helping each other. This year we want to honour those who have worked for Finnish society and contributed to promote Finland’s strengths“, says President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö.

The number of guests at the reception is approximately a third lower than in previous years. Some 1,300 people from all over Finland are invited. The guests include healthcare professionals, people responsible for overall security, volunteers as well as experts working on the success factors of the future. Guests who were invited to the Independence Day reception 2021 are on the guest list. A significant proportion of the guests this year are invited for the first time, whereas there will be fewer guests that are traditionally invited in their official capacity.

The Presidential couple has invited Independence Day honorary guests, war veterans and members of the women’s voluntary civil defence organization Lotta Svärd, to a special ceremony the week before Independence Day.

In addition to the smaller number of guests than usual, health security will be taken into account also in other arrangements for the reception. More information will be provided closer to Independence Day.

The mailing of invitations will start next week.