Porthan Day - TYY's official anniversary
Henrik Gabriel Porthan was a well-known and appreciated scholar of humanistic studies in the 18th century Finland. His great importance to Finnish cultural history is still acknowledged. Due to his heritage, Porthan Day on 9 November was also chosen as an official anniversary day of The Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY). It has been celebrated by TYY since 1922.
Porthan Day celebration includes a parade, choir singing and wreath-laying at the Porthan Statue. The parade starts from Student house A at 16:00.
TYY invites all organisations to the flag parade held on Porthan day. The parade starts at 16:00 from Student house A. Organisations who wish to participate, must bring next things to the parade: the official flag of the organisation, one flag-bearer and one herald (person who helps the flag-bearer). Participants must come to the event early so the parade can start on time. Dress code for participants is student's cap if you have one, facemask and preferably tidy, smart clothes.