President of the Republic, Sauli Niinistö, and his spouse, Jenni Haukio, hosted the Independence Day Reception at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday 6 December 2016. The theme of the reception was Finland's strengths.
President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will visit all 19 of Finland's regions during 2017. The President will celebrate 100 years of Finland's independence during the tour. Finland's independence centenary theme of "Together" will also be the theme of the presidential tour.