2006 in Finland
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Events from the year 2006 in Finland
- January 1: Municipalities of Rovaniemi and Rovaniemen maalaiskunta united.
- January 15: The first round of the 2006 presidential election.
- January 29: The current incumbent Tarja Halonen selected as the president on the second round of the 2006 presidential election.
- March 16: Translation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince published at midnight.
- March 29: Partial solar eclipse.
- May 1: Rioting in Helsinki after EuroMayDay demonstrations at the VR warehouses.
- May 5: One of the two VR warehouses burned down in an apparent arson attack only a few days before their demolition was to begin.
- May 20: Lordi wins the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece.
- May 26: A crowd of 90,000 celebrates the victory of Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at the Market Square, Helsinki.
- May 29: An arsonist burns the roof of the Porvoo Cathedral causing massive damage to the building.
- July 1: Finland receives the presidency of the Council of the European Union.
- July 25: Jarno Mäkinen, a Finnish UNTSO observer killed in an Israeli attack during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict.
- Winter Olympic Games held in Turin, Italy:
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- January 5: Ilpo Hakasalo, radio journalist
- January 16: Ville-Veikko Salminen, actor
- January 25: Matti Tuominen, actor
- February 10: Kari K. Laurla, heraldist
- February 23: Mauri Favén, painter
- April 18: Anna Hagman, the oldest living person in Finland at the time
- April 19: Tuure Salo, politician
- April 24: Erik Bergman, composer, academician
- April 25: Tabe Slioor, socialite, celebrity journalist
- May 1: Rauno Lehtinen, conductor, composer
- May 3: Nandor Mikola, painter
- May 25: Kari S. Tikka, professor of finance, murdered
- June 4: Jorma Palo, emeritus professor
- July 8: Kari Kontio, author
- July 12: Kari Mannerla, board and card game designer
- July 12: Jorma Pilkevaara, basket ball player
- July 14: Alice Kaira, painter
- July 16: Aulis Virtanen, sports editor
- July 17: Paavo Einiö
- July 17: Paula Björkqvist, politician, killed by her husband
- July 18: Ilmari Aarre-Ahtio, actor
- July 20: Risto Karlsson, journalist and author
- August 13: Elina Karjalainen, author
- August 15: Jorma Weneskoski, Jazz musician and manager
- August 19: Jarkko Laine, author
- September 8: Jaakko Pöyry, the founder of Pöyry oyj
- November 24: Juice Leskinen, singer and songwriter