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Independence Day Torch Parade in Kuopio

06.12.2023 - 06.12.2023 |Kuopio

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 6 pm Parade as a torchbearer or without a torch. ISYY will hand out the torches and instruct the participants at the Sotku (Suokatu 42), which serves as the starting point of the Parade. Participants are asked to arrive at 5:45 pm latest.

The Torch Parade will depart at 6 pm led by the flag bearers and their heralds, proceed to lay a wreath on the soldiers’ grave in Sankaripuisto, and finally arrive at the town square. The
Chair of the Student Union, Jimi Viita-aho, will give a speech, and lastly we will sing along to the Finnish National Anthem. After the Torch Parade there will be mulled wine served at Apteekkari. Participants will get the mulled wine -tickets to Apteekkari from the starting point, Sotku (Suokatu 42), before departure.

Participating in the Parade does not require a RSVP. Do wear warm, neat and preferably dark clothes, and please leave your student overalls home this time!

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