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05 Dec 2019 | 06:05 AM UTC

Finland: Independence Day celebrations scheduled December 6

Finland to celebrate Independence Day on December 6; transportation disruptions expected

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Event

Finland will host an Independence Day military parade in Tampere on Friday, December 6. An estimated 1300 participants will be involved in the parade, which will begin at 12:00 (local time), at Ratina Stadium. Other activities will take place between 09:00 and 15:00. Authorities have implemented parking and other traffic-related restrictions including road closures, which can be found here. Other related events are likely to take place in Helsinki.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence is to be expected in the vicinity of the parade route and in the city center.

Context

Finland is celebrating its 102nd independence from Russia.

Advice

Individuals in Tampere are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate increased travel times due to high traffic and increased security measures, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities. Be alert and report any suspicious objects or behavior to the local authorities.