Ascension Thursday sees the state funeral of President Mauno Koivisto, who was Finland's head of state from 1982 until 1994. The timetable is as follows:
11:30 Helsinki cathedral opens its doors to parishioners and invited guests.
12:50 Live coverage of the funeral begins on Yle's TV1 and on Yle Areena.
12:55 Live broadcast begins on Yle's Radio Suomi.
13:00 Funeral service begins at Helsinki Cathedral, conducted by Bishop Eero Huovinen. President Sauli Niinistö also gives a euology.
14:30 After the funeral service the funeral procession leaves the cathedral and proceeds along the route shown below.
15:00 The procession arrives at Hietaniemi. Koivisto will be buried in the same area of the cemetery as former presidents Risto Ryti and Urho Kekkonen.
15:40 Yle's live coverage on Areena and TV ends.
15:50 Radio coverage ends.
16:00 Memorial service at the House of the Estates begins. Speakers include Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and former Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen.