Chairman of the city council, Elina Rantanen, and Mayor of Turku, Aleksi Randell, will be present in the ceremony. Members of city council and city board have also been invited to attend to the ceremony. Chief of Turku Police, Tapio Huttunen, will also be observing the minute's silence at the Market Square.
Simultaneously there will be a moment of silence in the Turku Cathedral with Archbishop Kari Mäkinen and Bishop of Turku Kaarlo Kalliala.
The government of Finland has today agreed on arranging a minute's silence throughout Finland tomorrow to honour the memory of the persons killed in the attack in Turku.
The moment of silence begins at 10 AM. City inhabitants are invited to take part in the ceremony.
Turku will light up the Library Bridge
Flags have been lowered to half-mast today on the bridges of Turku city centre, in front of the city hall and the main library since 8 o'clock in the morning. On Saturday evening Turku will light up the Library Bridge (Kirjastosilta) with the colours the Finnish flag to honour the victims of the knife attack and to symbolise the unity of city inhabitants.
The bridge will be lit up at nightfall, around 10 PM, simultaneously with the ignition of street lighting. Special lighting remains on until dawn on Sunday.
The Library Bridge was opened in December 2013 and has since changed its colours several times. To honour Finland's Independence Day the bridge has been lit in white and blue. Orange lighting has been used to indicate demur to violence directed at women, and violet to remember prematurely born children. In November 2015 the victims of the terror attack in Paris were respected with a tricolour lighting.