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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Valentine’s Day at the Kerhotalo

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A group of local Finns got together at the Kerhotalo on Sunday for Valentine's Day lunch. Merja Hulkkonen played accordion and we all had...
Suomen presidentinlinna

Visiting the Presidential Palace

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President Sauli Niinistö and First Lady Jenni Haukio have opened their palace doors so we all have a chance to visit, virtually. Have you ever...
Mini airplane, with map and passport

COVID-19 Vaccine Passport (new must?)

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Denmark is one of the first countries working on COVID-19 Vaccine Passport. The main goal for this project is to ease the current travel...
Mary Barra CEO of General Motors

General Motors and Finnish Ancestry

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We all saw it – Finland made it to the 2021 Super Bowl – not to play but to be on General Motors’ 90-second-long...
Snow and reindeer in Finland

Finland made it to the Super Bowl 2021

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Finland made it to the Super Bowl 2021 – Have you seen this 90 second ad already? In this General Motors Super Bowl ad, it...
Sami Flag

The Sami National Day is celebrated February 6th

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The Sami National Day in an ethnic national day and official flag day in Finland since 2004. Although, it is a fairly new national...
Marimekko kangaskassi ja punainen Unikko pussukka

70-Year-Old Marimekko and Still Creating New

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Armi Ratia founded Marimekko Design House in 1951, 70 years ago and they are still creating new or should we say co-creating! Happy Birthday,...

Facts that Finns probably don’t know about Finnish Americans

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Finnish Americans are a tiny portion of the American population, and yet they have made a big impact on American culture. Read on for...

History of the Finnish people in South Florida

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A brief overview of Finns in South Florida On February 24th Finlandia House's president Sirpa Aho gave an interesting presentation about the history of the...
Helsinki airport in the evening

Direct Flights to Finland are Back

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Finnair announced through social media platform LinkedIn that some direct flights between Finland and the US are returning. Pasi Kuusisto, Director, Business Operations, Finnair, shared...