National Parade on the Finnish Independence Day in Mikkeli

This year’s National Independence Day Parade will be organised in Mikkeli on 6 December 2018.

Opening with the ceremonial wreath laying at the Statue of General Headquarters at Mikkeli Town Square, the programme will continue with the review of troops at the Town Square. The pass-in-review will be conducted along Maaherrankatu, and Finnish Defence Forces’ equipment will be on display for familiarisation on Raatihuoneenkatu.

Themed as ‘the Finnish Defence Forces - a Centenary of Readiness’, the parade will be participated by troops from all three Services, the National Defence University, the Finnish Border Guard as well as veterans’ and national defence organisations.

The parade will be reviewed by Commander of the Finnish Army Lieutenant General Petri Hulkko, and the parade troops will be commanded by Army Chief of Staff Major General Markku Myllykangas. The field devotional will be given by Finnish Army Senior Chaplain Vesa Aurén.

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Programme for the Finnish Independence Day 6.12.2018:

09:40

Ceremonial Wreath Laying at the Statue of General Headquarters at Mikkeli Town Square

10:00-11:00

Devotional Service in Mikkeli Lutheran Diocese Church

09:30-15:00

Equipment Display on Raatihuoneenkatu

12:00

Review of Troops at Mikkeli Town Square

13:00

Pass-in-Review along Maaherrankatu

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Traffic arrangement control relating to the National Parade on the Finnish Independence Day in Mikkeli

Traffic arrangement control relating to the National Parade on the Finnish Independence Day in Mikkeli

The National Parade on the Finnish Independence Day will contribute to changes affecting traffic control, parking and public transportation in Mikkeli from 5 to 6 December 2018. During the parade events, those looking to attend are requested to move on foot or by public transportation in the area of the town centre.
27.11.2018 | 10.39
National Parade on the Finnish Independence Day in Mikkeli

National Parade on the Finnish Independence Day in Mikkeli

This year’s National Independence Day Parade will be organised in Mikkeli. Culminating the centenary anniversary of the Finnish Defence Forces, the parade is themed as The Finnish Defence Forces - a Centenary of Readiness. In addition to the review of troops and pass-in-review, the venue will also offer a versatile equipment display of the Finnish Defence Forces.
22.11.2018 | 12.15
Equipment display on Raatihuoneenkatu at 09:30-15

Equipment display on Raatihuoneenkatu at 09:30-15

Finnish Defence Forces’ equipment and gear will be on display for familiarisation on Raatihuoneenkatu.
22.11.2018 | 8.59
Ceremonial Wreath Laying at the Statue of the General Headquarters at 09:40

Ceremonial Wreath Laying at the Statue of the General Headquarters at 09:40

The Finnish Defence Forces will lay down a wreath at the Statue of the General Headquarters at Mikkeli Administrative Square on 6 December 2018 at 09:40.
22.11.2018 | 8.45
Review of Troops at Mikkeli Town Square at 12

Review of Troops at Mikkeli Town Square at 12

The review of troops will be organised at Mikkeli Town Square at 12.
22.11.2018 | 8.26
Pass-in-Review along Maaherrankatu at 13

Pass-in-Review along Maaherrankatu at 13

The pass-in-review will be conducted along Maaherrankatu starting at 13 with its line of departure at the phase line of Vuorikatu.
22.11.2018 | 8.39

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