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Antolainen family’s new boy becomes Helsinki Day baby

Published : 13 Jun 2020, 02:01

  DF Report

Press Release Photo of City of Helsinki by Markku Ulander.

The City of Helsinki on Friday recognised the first baby boy as Helsinki Day baby, said a press release of the city.

The City has been recognising the baby for the last 55 years on June 12 marking the birth anniversary of the city.

This year’s honouree – the Antolainen family’s new baby boy – entered the world in the wee hours of Friday morning at 4:15.

Helsinki Mayor Jan Vapaavuori congratulated the new Helsinki Day baby and his family outdoors, in front of the Nastenklinikka hospital this year as a coronavirus-era safety precaution.

In honour of his new title, the 2020 Helsinki Day baby received a handmade quilt from one of the city’s Uusix workshops.

The baby’s family also received flowers and a letter of congratulation that promises delivery of 200-euro gift voucher once the baby has been registered in the population register or baptized.

The very first Helsinki Day baby was recognised in 1965, meaning that 2020 marks the tradition’s 55th consecutive year.