Independence Day Torch Procession

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Welcome to Independence Day's traditional torchlight procession and wreath-laying on Tuesday 6 December!

We warmly welcome you to this winter event. We especially wish that organisations with their flags could participate, because Independence Day's torchlight is a great opportunity to show your flags and gain visibility. The event repeats last year's pattern. The students of Student Union, ÅAS and TUO all gather at the Cathedral Square, where we leave in one procession towards the cemetery. The event ends after the busses back to the Studend House A (via Lemminkäisenkatu) leave from the cemetery at 17.30. One off the busses goes straight to Kåren.


15:15 Glögi at the Cathedral Square (Tuomiokirkontori)
15.45 Organisation of the procession
16.00 The procession leaves
16.45 Programme at the cemetery
17.15 Programme ends
17.30 Bus to the city centre leaves from the cemetery

Dress code: any student hat (if you have one) and preferably dark and neat clothes (at least for those who are carrying the flags).

Walking route: Cathedral Square - Uudenmaankatu - Uudenmaantie - Turku Cemetery

Organisations who wish to participate, must bring the following to the parade: the official flag of the organisation, one flag-bearer and two heralds (person who helps the flag-bearer). Participants must come to the event early so the parade can start on time. 

The sign up for organisations is open till Sunday 4.12. at 23.59.


See you in Tuomiokirkontori!