06 joulukuuta 2021

Happy Independence Day Finland!


Happy Independence Day Finland!

The traditional Finland’s Independence Day reception at the Presidential Palace has been canceled for the second year in a row - due to the deteriorating situation with Covid in recent days. President Sauli Niinistö and Mrs. Jenni Haukio were to invite people who have worked for the good of health and Finnish society during the coronavirus pandemic. The total number of invited guests was only 200 as in normal times it is over 1800.

Me and hubby celebrate the Independence Day with a good dinner, just two of us. Reading and listening to music, watching festive programme on television. A quiet day this year, too.


President Sauli Niinistö and Mrs. Jenni Haukio in 2017.



The traditional students' torchlight procession runs today too from 
the chapel of Hietaniemi Cemetery (soldier's graves), ending at Senate Square. 
This is an event to be held in several university cities on Finland 's Independence Day, 
the first torchlight procession was held in Helsinki in 1951.





Maamme - The National Anthem of Finland, Youtube

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17 kommenttia:

  1. Guten Morgen Riita,
    ja, Finnland hat doch einiges geschichtliche hinter sich.
    Finnland verbinde ich immer mit Jan Sibelius und sein "Finlandia"

    Aber auch diese Finlandia Hymne hat doch ihren Ursprung, es ist sehr interessant, wenn man sich damit beschäftigt.

    Mit gefällt das Zitat von Jan Sibelius
    Kümmere dich nicht um das, was die Kritiker sagen. Meines Wissens hat man noch keinem von ihnen je ein Denkmal gesetzt.

    Ein wunderbares Zitat von ihm, das so etwas mein Leitspruch ist.

    Ich wünsche dir eine gute Woche und bei mir hat der Nikolaus schon geklingelt und mir etwas gebracht.

    Liebe Grüße Eva

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you Eva for Sibelius’ quote. Great composer & highly appreciated. Good week for you too. Here it is a real winter week with temperatures from -10C to -15C.

      Poista
    2. Himmel Riita,
      was ist denn hier mit meinem Kommentar passiert.
      Verstehe ich nicht.
      Grüße Eva

      Poista
  2. Right yes, for you also an important day ;-) I find it a sensible decision and even if without great festivities, it is and will always remain a special and important day for the land and people.

    Happy independence day and greetings over to you

    Nova

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you Nova. Independence day is a special day when all Finns feel gratitude towards our papas who made our independence possible. Wishing you a lovely day & week, too.

      Poista
  3. Thanks for sharing. We will celebrate quietly too. Very nice collages.
    Good day! 🇫🇮
    P.S. ...soon the kittens arrive!🐱🐱

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää teillekin!

      Poista
  4. Draga Riitta,
    O zi frumoasa plina de insemntate pentru toata lumea si mai ales pentru locuitorii ei!

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Finland is a young republic, today 104 years.

      Poista
  5. Pozele tale sporesc importanta evenimentului dar si frumusetea anotimpului. Florile sunt adorabile.
    Felicitari pentru sarbatoare,
    Mia

    VastaaPoista
  6. Oh, ich liebe die Winterbilder, liebe Riitta.
    Herzliche Grüße – Elke

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Die Winterbilder sind aus den vorigen Jahren, jetzt liegt wenig Schnee. Grüsse.

      Poista
  7. ...enjoy this special day!

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you Tom. This is an important and festive day.

      Poista
  8. Happy Finnish Independence Day! Your photos are beautiful images of winter. It's too bad that Covid is rearing its ugly head once again. We are going to have to learn to live with it, for I fear it's not going away any time soon. I wish the world was more unified on this.
    Enjoy your quiet festivities!

    VastaaPoista
  9. Espero que pasaras un día feliz. Felicidades por otro año más de Independencia. Besos.

    VastaaPoista

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