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Nat´l flag to be hoisted marking Tove Jansson, Finnish art

Published : 09 Mar 2020, 02:17

  DF Report

Photo VisitFinland by Jussi Hellstén.

The Ministry of the Interior recommends that the national flag be hoisted across the country on August 9 this year to celebrate Tove Jansson and Finnish art, said an official press release.

The Flag will be raised at 8.00 and lowered at 21.00.

Tove Jansson is an influential artist and writer and is internationally renowned for her works. Her novels and other written work have been translated into more than 50 languages. Although Jansson is best known for her Moomin books, she was also a distinguished painter and illustrator. Many of her works deal with themes related to the status of minorities and the experiences and acceptance of diversity.

“On this flag day we can celebrate Tove Jansson’s profound impact on Finnish art and literature, while also celebrating great Finnish works of art more widely,” said Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo.

Ministry of the Interior has decided that these flag flying arrangements will be observed by government agencies and public bodies on 9 August 2020.