06 joulukuuta 2018

Friday Bliss #13 - 6 December



Today Finland celebrates its 101th Independence Day.
Since 1922 nearly every year there has been a presidential Independence Day reception,
the venue being the gorgeous empire style Presidential Palace in the center of Helsinki.
Photo: Soile Tirilä, find more photos HERE


At the reception in 1965: the popular actor Tarmo Manni greeting
the president of that time Urho Kekkonen & his spouse Mrs Sylvi Kekkonen.
Photo: Wikipedia


We have a habit of lighting two white or blue & white candles 
on the window sills to honor our independence.
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THIS YEAR ENVIRONMENTAL THEME
The President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will host Finland’s Independence Day reception 
together with his spouse Mrs Jenni Haukio on 6 December 2018. 
A total of 1,700 people have been invited to attend the reception - in particular Finns who 
have made both small and large efforts to promote sustainability and the environment.


DECORATIONS IN WHITE AND GREEN
The main colours used for decorations will be white and green: lilies, roses and tulips; 
blue cornflowers and hydrangeas as well as many other natural materials gathered from 
the grounds of Kultaranta - the summer residence of the President of Finland.


The link is open
FROM FRIDAY 10 AM TILL THE NEXT TUESDAY 4 PM
Helsinki time

20 kommenttia:

  1. Hyvää Itsenäisyyspäivää sinullekin!

    VastaaPoista
  2. Happy Independence Day! Enjoy your day!

    VastaaPoista
  3. Dearest ritta K; Oh, Happy Independence Day to you and all of your country's people! It is the important day for us to think about our own country♪ I LOVE the BEAUTIFUL Decoration with white and blue♡♡♡
    I'm having kind of hectic(busy) days and wishing to have easier year end month p;-) Have a WONDERFUL rest of the year.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear Japanese friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

    VastaaPoista
  4. Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää!

    VastaaPoista
  5. Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää!
    -Katja

    VastaaPoista
  6. So schnell, liebe Riitta, ist ein Jahr vergangen. Ich erinnere mich noch gut an den Post zum 100. Jahrestag.
    Mir gefällt die Geste, zwei Kerzen ins Fenster zu stellen. Freiheit und Unabhängigkeit sind das Größte überhaupt und noch lange nicht überall auf der Welt selbstverständlich.
    Es tut mir leid, dass ich so lange nicht hier war. Hier hat sich ja auch einiges verändert. Ich bin nur noch selten im Internet unterwegs.
    Ich wünsche Dir und Deinen Lieben frohe und gesunde Weihnachten und ein Gutes Neues Jahr.
    Herzlichst
    Edith

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. It was really lovely to hear from you Edith 💕 Time goes so fast, year by year faster as you grow older. I wish you and your family a happy and peaceful Christmas time.
      Liebe Gruesse, riitta

      Poista
  7. Liebe Riitta,
    der 6.Dez. ist ein besonderer Tag für Finnland. Informative und schöne Bilder zeigst Du uns heute. Die Farben weiß, grün und blau finde ich auch sehr passend für die Dekoration an diesem Tag.
    Liebe Grüße
    Loretta

    VastaaPoista
  8. Hello Dear Riitta!

    Happy Independence Day!

    Hugs and greetings.
    Lucja

    VastaaPoista
  9. Kiitos linkistä Riitta <3

    VastaaPoista
  10. Happy Independance Day. It's nice tradition to light candles ...
    Thank you for hosting.

    VastaaPoista
  11. Feliz día. Me ha encantado saber algo de vuestra historia. Besos.

    VastaaPoista
  12. Happy Independence Day! The candle lighting is a good tradition. Love your flower mosaic that reflects the national colours. I'm sure the presidential reception will be a wonderful one in beautiful surroundings. wishing you a relaxing, cozy weekend.

    VastaaPoista
  13. Happy Independence Day! How wonderful and appropriate that the people invited to the reception are those that are working to sustain and improve our environment. Perhaps this will be an example to other world leaders … Your pictures are lovely. Thanks for hosting Friday Bliss!

    VastaaPoista
  14. It's well into Saturday in Finland, but there is still time for Friday here in Canada. What a beautiful and elegant building you showed us. The white and gold decorations are lovely. I hope you enjoyed your Independence Day!

    VastaaPoista
  15. Dear Riitta,
    I wish you a nice Independence day. What a nice gesture to put two candles in the window.
    Hugs
    Eda

    VastaaPoista
  16. Belatedly, Happy Independence Day! I love the idea of lighting candles in the windows to honour the day. I hope you are enjoying the weekend. x

    VastaaPoista

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