Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland
Press release 29.11.2023
Publication date: Immediately
The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) will organise an Independence Day Torch Parade in Kuopio on December 6th 2023, starting at 6 pm.
The Torch Parade is one of the oldest and most beautiful academic traditions of the Student Union.
– A long and highly honoured tradition, the Student Union’s Torch Parade, respects the Finnish Independence Day. We warmly welcome all citizens to follow our Parade and hear Student Union’s Independence Day’s speech, says the Chair of the ISYY Executive Board Eetu Hyvönen.
The Torch Parade departs at 6 pm at Sotku (Suokatu 42). The Parade will lay a wreath at the soldiers' graves in Sankaripuisto and then arrive along Tulliportinkatu to the front of Kuopio City Hall. Jimi Viita-aho, Chair of the Student Union, will give a speech on the steps of the City Hall, followed by a joint Finnish National Anthem.
ISYY welcomes the public to follow the Parade along Tulliportinkatu and listen to the speech in front of Kuopio City Hall.
The Student Union will also organise an Independence Day Torch Parade at the Joensuu campus.
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Eetu Hyvönen, Chair of the Executive Board, The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. +358 44 576 8400, puheenjohtaja(at)isyy.fi
Liisa Kainulainen, Specialist in Organisational Affairs, The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. +358 44 576 8419, jarjestoasiantuntija(at)isyy.fi