3 Dec 2015 2:00 PM - 3 Dec 2015 4:00 PM

Independence Day Celebration

Finland's Independence Day is celebrated annually on December 6th and it marks Finland's Declaration of Independence in 1917. Come celebrate the Independence Day with us and hear thoughts and ideas about welfare and security in Finland on Thursday, 3 December 2015.

Time: 3 Dec 2015 2:00 PM - 3 Dec 2015 4:00 PM
Place of event: Auditorio Valjakka Rajakatu 35, Jyväskylä
Event type: Public event
Language: Finnish

Come listen to how the road led to Finland’s independence and what kind of thoughts the Finnish Defence Forces has about welfare in the 21st century.


14:00 – 15:00

Welcome words
Mikko R. Salminen, JAMK University of Applied Sciences

‘On suuri sun rantas autius’
Song by JAMK students’ Kumuhaku choir, led by Ms Rita Varonen.

A review on Finland’s wars for independence (documentary)

‘Finlandia hymn’

Speech by Lieutenant Colonel Jukka Kentala

National anthem, Maamme-laulu


 15:15 – 16:00

What does our safe every-day life consist of and what is your role in contributing to security in Finland?
Introduction by Lieutenant Colonel Jukka Kentala and Captain Toni Pelho. What did you always want to know about defence and security – now is your chance to ask!

JAMK’s own music students will perform in the lobby during the interval.

 The event is organized by the Central Finland Regional Office of the Finnish Defence Forces. All students and staff members are welcome.