Read Hour

Read more: #ReadHour 8th of September from 14–15.

Only one in four young people consider reading cool – Read Hour challenges Finns to read for an hour on UN Literacy Day

The Read Hour campaign spreads from 31 August to 8 September. It will culminate on UN Literacy Day on 8 September at 14:00 for a reading hour throughout Finland. The aim of the Read Hour campaign is to instil a new festival dedicated to literacy in Finland and to raise the topic of declining reading, especially among young people.

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“At a time like this, the experiences delivered by reading and books are important”

Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland and Patron of the Read Hour literacy campaign 2020, encourages everyone to take part in the Read Hour challenge.

Many familiar Finnish faces are taking the challenge to read for an hour


Eino ja Aapeli, Emma Salokoski, Hanna-Maria Seppälä, Heikki Kuula, Joonas Pesonen, Kimmo Ohtonen, Niina Oivo, Niina Pajunen, Ella Junnila, Seksikäs-Suklaa, Linda Julia, Tarinan nuppuja, Anna Puu, Aste, Riikka Uusitalo, Tuija Pehkonen, Iida Åfeldt, Jasmine Repo, Elina Sofia, Martin Kalliola, Jasmin Hamid, Robson Lindberg, Jan Nyberg, Krista Kosonen

Questions about the Read Hour campaign?

Head of Communications, the Children and Youth Foundation

Enni Sahlman

040 760 2541

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