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Independence Day Torch Parade in Joensuu on 6.12.2019

The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) has the honor to invite all students to the Independence Day Torch Parade on 6.12.2019 in Joensuu. The Torch Parade is one of the oldest and most respected traditions of the Student Union.

Before the parade, participants are welcomed to enjoy a warm serve “glögi” (a traditional Finnish Christmas non-alcoholic drink) at ISYY’s office (Haltia, Yliopistokatu 7) starting from 2 pm.

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.  A Speech will be given by Jari Mäkinen, the former Secretary General in Joensuu Student Union (JoYY) at the memorial grounds. We will also lay a wreath on the soldiers’ grave followed by the Finnish National Anthem.

Also this year, everyone who want to join the Torch Parade can do so.

ISYY welcomes you to join us in creating an Independence Day with a student outlook, but please leave your student overalls home this time!

Best Wishes,
Joensuu Campus Committee
The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY)

Read more:

Facebook.com: ISYYn itsenäisyyspäivän soihtukulkue 2019 Joensuussa (info available also in English)

More Information:

Ella Partanen, Chairperson of the Joensuu Campus Board, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 576 8400, kampuspj.joensuu(at)isyy.fi