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Fri, 12 Sep, 2014 12:07:45 AM
FTimes Report, Sept 12
'Together” has been selected as the main theme of the centenary of Finland's independence.Photo – Lehtikuva.
“Together” has been selected as the main theme of the centenary of Finland’s independence.
The country is going to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its independence in 2017, according to a press release of the Government Communications Department.
The Centenary Board, which was convened for the first time on Thursday, approved the main theme and the arrangement principles of the anniversary year.
An extensive programme of events and projects for the centenary will be built openly in cooperation with various actors, said the release.

Prime Minister Alexander Stubb (left). The project Chairman and secretary of state Olli-Pekka Heinonen at a press conference on the preparation of the centenary in Helsinki on Thursday. Photo – Lehtikuva.
It is hoped that Finns and friends of Finland will be meeting throughout the anniversary year 2017 to celebrate the country’s independence.  
“The independence anniversary will be a great year for all Finns. It will be an opportune moment to reflect on where we come from, where we are now and how we will build a better future. This will be an important year for children and young people in particular,” said Prime Minister Alexander Stubb.

The centenary visual identity announced on Thursday repeat the theme of the anniversary year.
The Finland 100 logo has, as a permanent element, the number 100, resembling wood and its annual rings. Its second element is the word Finland, which changes according to the writer and can be written by everyone in the way they wish.

The centenary preparations will emphasise the importance of civil society and creativity. Finland has succeeded over one hundred years in building and maintaining a stable, democratic society.
Preparation of the Finland 100 project is the responsibility of the Centenary Board and the Prime Minister’s Office.
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