The independence day celebrations divide to two parts.
LTKY's official Independence day torch walk in the city centre to respect the people died during wars. Bus ride to the city center at 17:30 infront of LUT, bus transfer back to LUT at 18.30.
Want to party just like they party in the President Castle?
Want to dress up nicely and celebrate the Finnish independence?
(Want to try the hc-drinking game?)
REMEMBER TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR PART 2:
Castle Ball (ESN exclusive, no cost): http://www.doodle.com/u3ph5dppyubixeab
Open until Monday 5th December 11.59!
In the evening, there is held a Independence day festives for approximately 2000 invited guests at the Presidential Palace. This event, known as Linnan juhlat ("the Castle Ball"), is broadcast on national television and has been a perennial favorite of the viewing public. The first presidential ball was organised in 1919, and the event has been held most years since.
The most popular television segment of the Independence day reception is the entrance of the guests. These include persons who receive invitations every year, including the knights of the Mannerheim Cross (traditionally the first ones to enter), members of the Government and the Parliament of Finland, archbishops, judges, high military and police officers, and various diplomats and dignitaries. The second group includes people of the President's own choosing, typically entertainers, activists, sportspersons, and in general, people who have been in the spotlight over the past year. The last people to enter are always the previous presidents. (Source: Wikipedia)
ESN own Independence day "Castle ball" starts as soon as people gets back from LTKY's event. We'll be having our own ball with fancy clothes, food and some famous castle punch.
This part is free of charge and for ESN members only.
We require registration for this party before hand to be able to buy enough food. Registration link coming soon.
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