Category Archives: Miscellania

BBC – Travel – Why the Finns don’t want to be happy

Hi All, For your reading pleasure…Lorna http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180617-why-the-finns-dont-want-to-be-happy

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St. Urho’s Dinner Dance at Saima!

Make your reservations for the St. Urho’s Dinner Dance!Saturday, March 16, 5:30-10:005:30  Dance lesson with Bernie Nowak 6:00  Dancing and social hour: Appetizers; BYOB 7:00  Dinner: Meatballs, mashed potatoes, vegetable, rice pudding, coffee/tea Followed by entertainment and dancing Music by … Continue reading

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KALEVALA DAY & MORE @ SAIMA 02/23/2019

Celebrate Finnish Culture Day/Kalevala Day at Saima Park!Saturday, February 23. 8:00-10:00   Pannukakku Breakfast: Finnish oven pancake, bacon, sausage, fruit, juice, Finnish coffee bread, coffee/tea/cocoa. $8.10:15-11:30  “Finnish Center at Saima Park: The Next Generation, Workshops”Premier showing of Judith Lindstedt’s film featuring … Continue reading

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Finland’s ‘free cash’ experiment

Finland’s ‘free cash’ trial fails to boost employment But scheme did leave participants happier and healthier “Europe’s first national government-backed experiment in giving citizens free cash failed to encourage its participants to work more as organizers had hoped – but … Continue reading

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Finnish Language Classes to begin March 18, 2019 at Saima Park

The Finnish Center at Saima Park has scheduled its spring session of Finnish Language classes. For more information, please visit http://www.saima-park.org Beginner: Saija Laurla, instructor   10 Mondays: March 18, 25, 31; April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20; … Continue reading

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Fly your Finnish Flag for Vappu

Keep that flag out after “War Veterans Day” for May 1st: Vappu What is Vappu? With its northern latitude leading to cold. dark winters, the arrival of spring has always been a welcome event in Finland and a tradition of a … Continue reading

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“National War Veterans Day”

Friday April 27 “National War Veterans Day” It marks the last time Finland was at war, the end of the Lapland War in 1945. On 27 April 1945, the very last German troops left Finland and crossed the border to … Continue reading

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Fly your Finnish Flag Monday, March 19 for the birthday of Minna Canth and “Day of Equality” in Finland

Fly your Finnish Flag Monday, March 19 for the birthday of Minna Canth and “Day of Equality” in Finland Minna, born March 19, 1844, was a writer and social activist. She began to write as a widow while raising seven … Continue reading

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Finland is the happiest country in the world, says UN report

Nordic nations take top four places in happiness rankings, with annual study also charting the decline of the US https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/14/finland-happiest-country-world-un-report Top 10 happiest countries, 2018 (2017 ranking in brackets) 1. Finland (5) 2. Norway (1) 3. Denmark (2) 4. Iceland … Continue reading

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OLDEST ICE SKATES ARE FROM FINLAND

“The oldest ice skates that anyone has found so far were made in Finland 2,000 years before the birth of Christ, which is to say 800 years before the Trojan War depicted by Homer in the ‘Iliad’.” These primitive devices … Continue reading

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