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Activities for the Independence Day! Torchlight procession of university students on 6 Dec


The atmospheric torchlight procession of university students will again brighten the December evening on the Independence Day on 6 Dec 2014. The event is organised by the student unions in the metropolitan area HYY, AYY, TaiYo and SHS.

The festivities start with laying a garland on the Hero Cross at Hietaniemi Cemetery at 4pm.

The torchlight procession starts from Hietaniemi Cemetery chapel at 5pm and passes through Hietaniemenkatu – Arkadiankatu – Pohjoisesplanadi – Presidential Palace – Mariankatu – Aleksanterinkatu – Senate Square. President of the Republic will greet the procession from the balcony of the Presidential Palace. 

Civic celebration is organised at the Senate Square at approximately 5:55pm5–6:15pm. The programme includes choral singing, as well as speeches by Mayor Jussi Pajunen and the representatives of the student unions.

The event is open to all. You are cordially welcome!

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