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Finnish & Nordic Studies Kalevalathon

February 28, 2019 9:00 am - 2:30 pm EST

Join students and faculty from Finlandia University’s Finnish & Nordic Studies Program in a 5.5-hour marathon reading of Kalevala, Finland’s national epic in celebration of Kalevala Day, also known as the Day of Finnish Culture. How many of the 50 runos can we get through? Will our voices fail? How many languages can we use to read Kalevala? Join us by popping in and reading a rune or just listening as we read the stories ourselves. If you are interested in reading a rune in a particular language other than English and Finnish, please contact Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen by February 21 and she will do her best to make this happen.

Event Details

Finnish & Nordic Studies Kalevalathon
Thursday, February 28
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Finnish American Heritage Center

This event is free and open to the public. Come for your lunch break, come between classes, come with your classes or be like Dr. V. and stay for the whole day. For more information, contact the Finnish & Nordic Studies Program at hilary.virtanen@finlandia.edu or by phone at 906-487-7514.


February 28, 2019
9:00 am - 2:30 pm EST
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Hilary-Joy Virtanen
(906) 487-7514
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