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National Mother’s Day celebration postponed

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Publication date 28.4.2021 10.42
Press release

Once again, the conferral of Mother’s Day medals will be postponed due to the COVID situation.

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 several mothers for their merits as educators. Because of the prevailing COVID situation, however, the traditional decoration ceremony cannot be organised on Mother’s Day proper this year either.

The decorations of both 2021 and 2020 are expected to be handed over at regional events organised by the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare on the Universal Children’s Day on 20 November 2021. 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 2021.

The mothers who will receive this decoration have been informed in person.

This year marks the 75th time that Mother’s Day decorations are distributed in Finland. In celebration of the anniversary year, the Orders will publish on their joint website the names of all the mothers awarded in the course of history, together with other relevant materials.


Ministry of Social Affairs and Health: Eija Paananen, assistant, [email protected]

Mannerheim League for Child Welfare:
Eveliina Kutila, Press officer, [email protected], tel. +358 40 580 2393 (requests for interviews after 3 May 2021)
Emi Maeda, Coordinator, [email protected] tel. +358 50 4655 636 (issues related to awarding the decorations)

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