The event was followed with a wreath-laying at the grave of Marshal Mannerheim at Heitaniemi Cemetary, after which a fleet of Nighthawk fighter jets gave an aerobatic performance. The Finnish Navy Orchestra also gave a performance in the morning.
Highlights of the day's events will be broadcast on YLE TV1 at 5:10pm today.
You can see more photos from today's flag-raising by scrolling through the gallery.
Image Credit: Lehtikuva