Honorary titles and decorations
The two official orders of merit in Finland are the Order of the White Rose of Finland and the Order of the Lion of Finland. There are also other official or semi-official medals and decorations.
The President of the Republic is the Grand Master of the orders of merit. The President decides who are to be awarded decorations, which are handed out every year on Finnish Independence Day. The President also confers honorary titles as tokens of recognition. People may be nominated for an honorary title by private individuals, organisations or both.
All of Finland
- Decorations link
Information about the orders of the White Rose of Finland and the Lion of Finland.
Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
- Honorary titles and decorations link
Citizens can be awarded honorary titles and decorations by the the President of the Republic. Information on the Title Board.
Prime Minister's Office