Free time activities

Independence Day Torch Parade

The Independence Day Torch Parade is organised on the 6th of December each year, in both Joensuu and Kuopio. This event has been organised for decades and it comprises a torch-lit parade of students walking from the University to the war memorial at the graveyard to pay their respects to those who died for the cause of Finnish independence.

Everyone is welcome to attend the parade and there is no entrance fee.

More information about the Independence Day Torch Parade can be found on the website, nearer the time