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Read Hour

Read Hour campaign challenges everyone to read for an hour on the UN International Literacy Day the 8th of September 2021. In the meanwhile, get to know the campaign materials from 2020.

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.

Questions about the Read Hour campaign?

Head of Communications, the Children and Youth Foundation

Enni Sahlman

040 760 2541

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