News |

Finland celebrates Mother's Day

Finland marked Mother's Day on Sunday. Mums could expect a bunch of flowers, a self-designed card or even breakfast in bed.

Valkovuokko kukkii.
Image: Sari Gustafsson / Lehtikuva

A total of 33 lucky mothers received a medal in honour of their service to parenthood.

The honours were presented a ceremony attended by President Sauli Niinistö and his wife in Helsinki’s House of the Estates.

A honorary medal can be presented to a mother for her contribution as an exemplary parent and for her support of family life.

Flags flew across  the country on Sunday in honour of Mother's Day, which has been celebrated in Finland since 1918.

Latest in: News

Headlines

News

Gallery: Glorious weather crowns May Day celebrations in Helsinki

Perfect spring weather occurring on a holiday Sunday saw Helsinki residents converge on different parts of the city in high spirits. May Day revelers making merry in Helsinki’s Kaivopuisto didn’t stint on the occasion as they put out lavish picnic spreads. In Citizen’s Square, residents soaked up political speeches as well as music. The Presidential couple received the student union choir, and anarchists took to the streets.

News

Govt parties defend administration's policies at May Day events

Coalition parties used the occasion of May Day to close ranks and defend the administration’s record during its year in government. Centre Party secretary Timo Laaninen said that Finland was now on the right path and listed the government’s achievements. The Finns Party’s Sampo Terho said the party has not strayed from its roots and the National Coalition Party’s Arto Satonen said that the government’s employment and entrepreneurship policies are bound to create new jobs.

Our picks

Latest

Muualla Yle.fi:ssä