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Independence Day Torch Parade in Joensuu

06.12.2023 - 06.12.2023 |Joensuu

The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) once again has the honour of inviting our student members to celebrate Finland’s independence at our annual Torch Parade on December 6th 2023. The Independence Day Torch Parade is one of our student union’s oldest and most honoured traditions.

You can participate in the 4 pm Parade as a torchbearer or without a torch. ISYY will hand out the torches and instruct the participants at the Haltia building (Yliopistokatu 7), which serves as the starting point of the Parade. Participants are asked to arrive at 3:45 pm latest. We are also serving mulled wine at the Haltia meeting room before the Parade, starting at 3 pm.

The Parade will depart at 4 pm and proceed through Joensuu centre to the memorial grounds, where a ceremony will take place at 4.30 pm. Itä-Suomen yliopiston kuoro Joy (Joy-choir) will perform at the memorial grounds. There will also be a speech by Julia Lautala, Chair of the Joensuu Campus Board. Lastly, we will sing the Finnish National Anthem together.

Participating in the Parade does not require a RSVP, and you can join the Parade along the way as well. The Parade is open to everyone, so feel free to bring friends and family with you.

Do wear warm, neat and preferably dark clothes, and please leave your student overalls home this time!

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