Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces

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The Finnish Defence Forces Flag Day is celebrated on 4 June. It is an official flag-raising day. During the years 1919-1939, a similar day was celebrated on 16th May called the Flag Day of the Army. In 1942, the birthday of Marshal of Finland Mannerheim on 4th June started to be celebrated nationally. In 1950, the name of the celebration was changed to the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces.

The first Defence Forces Flag Day Parade was organised in the capital of Finland, Helsinki in 1952.