Let's celebrate together!
The year 2022 will be a big year for Espoo, marking 50 years since Espoo was declared a city. Inspired by the theme year, we decided to expand Espoo Day, and this year Espoo will celebrate for six days! The celebration starts on Monday, August 22th and culminates in traditional Espoo Day. During Espoo celebrates! -week people can take part in the celebration either by organizing an event or by participating in events that other have organized. From Monday to Friday (August 22–26) events may have entrance fees.
What is Espoo Day?
Espoo Day is a day of celebration for all Espoo residents. Espoo day is celebrated every year on the last Saturday of August. In 2022, the day will be celebrated on 27 August. People of Espoo come together and celebrate their hometown by organizing events around the city. The celebration traditionally involves a large number of city communities, businesses and actors. You can participate in either taking a part in someone else’s event or creating one by yourself. Participation in the Espoo Day events is always free of charge.
History behind Espoo Day
Since 2010, the Espoo Day event has been celebrated every year on the last Saturday of August. The roots of Espoo Day date back to several past decades when the city was celebrated at various village festivals and theme events. Officially, an event called Espoo Day was first held in 1992, which is the same year when Espoo celebrated its 20th anniversary as a city. The event was held on 27 August, which is the day when the founding document of Espoo Manor was signed in 1556.