For 55 years now, the City of Helsinki has recognised the first baby born on 12 June as part of its annual birthday celebration. This year’s honouree – the Antolainen family’s new baby boy – entered the world in the wee hours of Friday morning.
The City of Helsinki’s 2020 Helsinki Day baby is a baby boy born at 4.15 am on 12 June.
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.
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