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Finland’s Independence Day on 6 December is all about commemorating those who lost theirs lives fighting for the country’s independence, both in WWI and WWII.
Friends and family get together for a dinner at home or in a restaurant. Watching the Presidential Independence Day reception live from TV and critically examining the guests’ clothes and demeanor is a much loved tradition these days. People also take part in a torch light procession or visit the soldier’s graves at the cemeteries. White-blue candles are placed on the window sills.