On August 17, 2018, a flag hoisting ceremony to commemorate the 73rd Anniversary of Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia was held in the premise of the Indonesian Embassy in Helsinki.
The ceremony was led by Mr. Widya Airlangga and acting as the Ceremonial Counselor was the Indonesian Ambassador, Ms. Wiwiek Setyawati Firman. Present at the flag ceremony were Mr. Heldur Allese, Honorary Consul of Indonesia in Estonia, Indonesian Women Association (DWP) of the Indonesian Embassy in Helsinki, and representatives of Indonesian Students Association Finland, as well as representatives of Indonesian communities in Finland and Estonia.
During the 73rd Anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia’s Independence this time, the Satyalancana Karya Satya Award was given, namely a sign of appreciation given to civil servants who have served for 10 or 20 or 30 years. The award was symbolically handed over by the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Mr. Patrick S. Hasjim and Ms. Herliany Yuswanita.
As a form of gratitude for the 73rd Anniversary of Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia, after the flag hoisting ceremony, a piece of tumpeng cutting was given to Ms. Mis Ellysmar Azinur and Mr. Reijo Lainela as representatives of the Indonesian community in Finland and Estonia. The flag hoisting ceremony were closed with gathering with the Indonesian community in Finland as Estonia.