Helsinki Pride brings the rainbow colours to the Helsinki street scene. Photo: Stara, Helsinki Material Bank.

Helsinki Pride again brings all the colours of the rainbow to the city

Helsinki Pride Week is an annual human rights and cultural event. This year, it takes place on 24–30 June, i.e. the week past midsummer.

The event is a reminder that human rights belong to everybody irrespective of sexual orientation, sexual identity and sexual expression.

Helsinki Pride is Finland’s largest human rights and cultural event. It is organised by the Helsinki Pride Community (former HeSeta). The association and the event aim at eradicating inequality in culture and language as well as in social structures, values and norms.

The festival regularly attracts participants in the tens of thousands. The police estimate that about 100,000 people took part in the Pride Parade last year. Thus is it was one of the biggest public events in Finland ever.

Helsinki Pride will this year take place on 24–30 June 2019.

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Helsinki Pride