The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) has the honor to invite all students to the Independence Day Torch Parade on 6.12.2021 in Joensuu. The Torch Parade is one of the oldest and most respected traditions of the Student Union.
The parade starts at the ISYY´s office, where students are asked to arrive at the latest at 3.45 pm. The parade will depart at 4 pm and walk to the memorial grounds through Joensuu downtown. The ceremony at the memorial grounds will start at 4.30 pm. Itä-Suomen yliopiston kuoro Joy (Joy-choir) will perform at the memorial. A Speech will be given by Ella Partanen, the Chairperson of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland at the memorial grounds. We will also lay a wreath on the soldiers’ grave followed by the Finnish National Anthem.
As every year, everyone who wants to join the Torch Parade is welcome to do so.
The parade will leave at 4 pm heading towards the city center. The Finnish flag, the heralds, the ISYY flag and the Chairperson lead the parade. From 16:00 to 16:30 the parade will cross the Joensuu city center.
Please keep the torches always in an upwards position so the tar will not drip, and you will not get yourself or someone else burned. Also remember to keep a safe distance from others because of the fire.
From 16:30 arrival at the cemetery. The ceremony will be carried out, starting with Itä-Suomen yliopiston kuoro Joy (Joy-choir) performance. Then we will hear a speech by Ella Partanen, Chairperson of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland. After the speech, a wreath is placed on the soldiers’ grave followed by the Finnish National Anthem accompanied by Joy-choir.
ISYY welcomes you to join us in creating an Independence Day with a student outlook, but please leave your student overalls home this time!
The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY)
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Sami Tanskanen, Chairperson of the Joensuu Campus Board, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 576 8400, kampuspj.joensuu(at)isyy.fi