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National Mother's Day celebration postponed due to COVID-19

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 23.4.2020 9.30
Press release 102/2020

Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the coronavirus epidemic, this year the national Mother's Day celebration cannot be held on the actual Mother’s Day on 10 May. The Government has prohibited gatherings of more than 10 people, and many of the mothers receiving a decoration belong to the risk groups.

As in previous years, the President of the Republic will confer a Medal First Class with Gold Cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland to many mothers for their merits as educators. This year, the award ceremony will take place at a date to be announced later.

The Chancery of the Orders of the White Rose of Finland and the Lion of Finland will publish the names of the decorated mothers on its website on 28 April 2020.

The mothers who have been awarded the decoration will be informed in person.

Inquiries:

Heidi Kukkola, Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, [email protected]
Eveliina Kutila, Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, [email protected] (media inquiries)
Eija Paanananen, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, [email protected]

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