National Parade on the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces 4 June 2017 in Helsinki

The National Parade on the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces will be held in Helsinki on 4 June 2017. The theme of the parade is: National defence is everybody's business. The Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces also marks 150 years since the birth of the Marshal of Finland, C.G.E Mannerheim.

Troops and materiel totalling around 1,300 persons and 50 vehicles from all three Services, the National Defence University, the Border Guard and veteran's and national defence organisations will take part in the parade. 11 aircraft will take part in the overflight of the march in review.

The parade will be reviewed by President Sauli Niinistö together with the Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces General Jarmo Lindberg.

Field Bishop Pekka Särkiö will hold the field devotional and the parade troops will be commanded by the Army Chief of Staff, Major General Petri Hulkko.

In addition to the review of troops and pass in review, the day also includes other interesting events around Helsinki. Everyone is welcome!

The programme of the day:

 

8 am Ceremonial raising of the flag by the Navy - Eteläsatama harbour
9 am Wreath laying ceremony - Hietaniemi cemetery
10 am Devotional service - Helsinki Cathedral
9 am-3 pm Vessel exhibit - Eteläsatama harbour
10 am-6 pm Equipment display - Kansalaistori square
10.50 am-11.30am Air show - Kaivopuisto park
12 Review of troops - Senate Square
1.30 pm Pass in review - Mannerheimintie
3 pm-6 pm Defence Forces Finland 100 summer tour 2017 concert - Kansalaistori square

Speech by President of the Republic on 4 June 2017

Speech by President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö on the flag day of the Finnish Defence Forces in Helsinki on 4 June 2017
5.6.2017 | 8.44

Parade devotional on the occasion of the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces at the Senate Square in Helsinki on 4 June 2017

Let us hear the words of the Bible for this holy day of Pentecost: ”And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” (Ezekiel 36:27, NIV)
4.6.2017 | 13.07
Traffic arrangements during the National Flag Day Parade of the Finnish Defence Forces in Helsinki on 3–4 June 2017

Traffic arrangements during the National Flag Day Parade of the Finnish Defence Forces in Helsinki on 3–4 June 2017

The National Flag Day Parade of the Finnish Defence Forces on 4 June 2017 will cause changes in traffic, parking and public transportation in Helsinki. To avoid congestion, people are requested to walk or use public transportation in the city centre during the parade.
29.5.2017 | 11.48
Finnish Navy and Finnish Border Guard Vessels Open for Visitors at Eteläsatama South Harbour 4.6.

Finnish Navy and Finnish Border Guard Vessels Open for Visitors at Eteläsatama South Harbour 4.6.

The day begins with the ceremonial raising of the flag by the Finnish Navy at Eteläsatama South Harbour at 0800 hours. Finnish Navy combat and support vessels as well as the Finnish Border Guard offshore patrol vessel Turva welcome visitors at Eteläsatama South Harbour from 0900 until 1500 hours. Finnish Navy equipment will be on display as well.
22.5.2017 | 10.47
Wreath-laying Ceremony at Hietaniemi Cemetery 4.6.

Wreath-laying Ceremony at Hietaniemi Cemetery 4.6.

Hietaniemi Cemetery on Sunday 4 June at 09 a.m.
22.5.2017 | 10.43
Equipment Display 4.6.

Equipment Display 4.6.

On the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces, the equipment display at Kansalaistori square at 1000-1800 hours features materiel and equipment of the Finnish Army and Finnish Air Force as well as of other authorities including the police, rescue services, and Finnish Border Guard.
22.5.2017 | 11.09
Air Show by Kaivopuisto park 4.6.

Air Show by Kaivopuisto park 4.6.

Finnish Air Force’s Hornet multi-role fighter and the FAF’s aerobatic team Midnight Hawks as well as the Finnish Army’s NH90 transport helicopter put on an air show by Kaivopuisto park on 4 June at 1050-1130 hours.
22.5.2017 | 10.51
Review of Troops at Senate Square 4.6.

Review of Troops at Senate Square 4.6.

The review of troops on the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces starts at the Senate Square on 4 June 2017 at 1200 hours. The parade troops deploy at the Senate Square at 1120 hours which means that it is worth being there on time. Both the review of troops and pass in review may be watched live on screens at the Senate Square, Kauppatori and Kansalaistori Square.
22.5.2017 | 10.56
Pass in Review 4.6.

Pass in Review 4.6.

The pass in review starts on Mannerheimintie, Helsinki at 1330 hours with more than 1300 persons and 50 vehicles participating together with 19 aircraft in the overflight of the march in review.
22.5.2017 | 11.03
The Defence Forces' Suomi 100 (Finland 100) Summer Tour 4.6.

The Defence Forces' Suomi 100 (Finland 100) Summer Tour 4.6.

The Guard Big Band’s Earth, Wind and Fire show will be out of this world! Kansalaistori square at 1500-1800 hours
22.5.2017 | 11.19

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