President Sauli Niinistö has posted a video on Twitter congratulating mothers on Mother's Day.
- Ladies and gentlemen.
Today we celebrate you.
- Mothers who make Finland a country where it is good to live, good to be a mother and good to be a child.
Niinistö reminds us in the video that every mother is worth considering.
- You are building the Finland of the future Together with your children.
- It's not a small task.
This year, too, the President will reward 29 meritorious mothers with a Finnish White Rose 1st class medal with gold crosses.
Decorations are awarded for the 75th time.
Due to the corona epidemic, the national Mother's Day celebration, which has become a tradition, will not be held this year either.
The badges for 2020 and 2021 are to be tentatively handed out to mothers on Children’s Rights Day on 20 November at the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare’s regional events.
A list of award-winning mothers can be found here.
The time of Mother's Day varies by country.
Most of the world celebrates Mother’s Day just today.
Mother's Day has been celebrated in Finland since 1918 and became the official flag day in 1947.