Every year for 53 years, the City of Helsinki has congratulated the first baby born in the small hours of the birthday of the City (12 June).
Mayor Jan Vapaavuori visited the Women's Hospital at ten o’clock in the morning to congratulate the Helsinki Day baby.
A baby boy was born into the family of Natalia Mykkänen and Juho Hakola at 00.36.
In honour of the baby’s birth, the City gave the baby a blanket, handmade at the Uusix workshop. In addition, the parents received a bouquet of flowers and a letter of congratulations, according to which the baby will receive a gift of a 200 euro cheque as soon as the baby has been baptised or entered into the population register.
The tradition of congratulating the Helsinki Day baby has been going on since 1965.