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Veterans’ Day in Finland

Finnish flags were flying yesterday all over the country due to the Veterans’ Day celebration

Every year on April 27th an event commemorates the end of hostilities in Lapland at the end of World War Two. During the day Finnish flags fly in different parts of the country to remember fallen soldiers.

This year a memorial event was held at the Espoo Arena attended by President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen. Before that another memorial service was held in Mannerheim Square in Helsinki and later at Hietaniemi cemetery.

Veterans’ Day has been celebrated every year since 1987.

Source: YLE


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