The Embassy of Finland in Serbia commemorated the hundredth anniversary of Finnish independence with a series of events throughout the whole of 2017. They included, amongst others, the Days of Finnish Film at the Yugoslav Film Archives Cinematheque, the ‘Touch of Glass’ exhibition, which toured the region under the joint organisation of the embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, the planting of five birch trees in the garden of the ambassadorial residence with President Vučić, as well as the planting of a hundred trees in towns and cities throughout Serbia.
The central celebration of the centenary saw Ambassador H.E. Pertti Ikonen, speaking in Serbian, note that the theme of Finland’s celebratory year is “Together”, which detonates that everyone – Finns and friends of Finns – are welcome to participate.
The reception was attended by a large number of senior government officials, representatives of the diplomatic corps, cultural and public workers from Serbia and friends of Finland.