Finland sends a birthday text message to every Finnish phone

Government Communications Department 6.12.2017 9.59 | Published in English on 6.12.2017 at 10.25
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Finland sends a birthday text message to every Finnish phone

Finland celebrates 100 years of independence on 6 December. The centenary has been celebrated throughout the year on every continent, in more than 100 countries. To celebrate Finland’s 100th birthday, the Finland 100 secretary, part of the Prime Minister’s Office, is sending out a birthday text message to every Finnish mobile phone number. The birthday messages are sent in cooperation with the Finnish teleoperators.

Birthday text message from the Finland 100 secretary: Today Finland celebrates 100 years of independence - Happy Birthday everybody!

“Finland has received birthday messages and congratulations in many forms but we wanted to congratulate as many Finns and friends of Finland as possible in person,” says Pekka Timonen, General Secretary of the Centenary of Finland’s Independence, at the Prime Minister’s Office. “There’s nothing more Finnish than sending birthday greetings through a text message.”

The birthday message will be sent to Finnish mobile phone numbers by Finnish teleoperators DNA Oyj, Elisa Oyj, Telia Finland Oyj and Ålands Telefonandelslag

Further information and inquiries:
Finland 100 communications / SEK:
suomi100media(at), tel. +358 (0)50 327 5160 weekdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (UCT+2)

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Finland 100 Years. The year 2017 will mark Finland’s 100th anniversary as an independent state. It is the most important anniversary year of this generation and will be celebrated throughout 2017 all over Finland. The theme selected for the centenary year is ‘Together’. Responsibility for the preparations and coordination of the centenary year rests with Finland 100 set up by the Prime Minister’s Office, assisted by the Project Secretariat and the regional network in the counties., #suomi100,