6th December each year is Finland’s Independence Day, marked by a public holiday and celebrations throughout the Country. The movement for Finland’s independence started after the revolutions in Russia, caused by disturbances inside Russia from hardships connected to the First World War. This gave Finland an opportunity to withdraw from Russian rule. On 4 December 1917, the Senate of Finland, led by Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, made a Declaration of Independence which was adopted by the Finnish parliament two days later on 6th December. Read more on wiki here.
Let’s remember that 2017 will therefore be the 100th anniversary of Finland as an Independent Country. Let’s look forward to some big celebrations in Finland, in UK, and across the world!
So, for 6th December, let’s fly the Nation’s flag on this London blogg!
There’s a Ball [ called “Linnan Juhlat”= lit. “Castle Festivities” ] held at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, at which President Sauli Väinämö Niinistö and his wife, Finland’s First Lady, Jenni Elina Haukio, greet their guests.