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December 6, 2017

Never Forgotten: Finland’s Independence Day celebrated each year since 1917

Suomi College President Ralph J. Jalkanen speaks to the first ever FinnFest crowd celebrating Finland’s bicentennial on Finlandia’s campus in 1976.

As Finland celebrates its centennial of independence today, there have been special events taking place around the country honoring this milestone, in all corners of the United States where there are Finnish-settled communities.

A century ago, there weren’t as many celebrations honoring Finland’s independence taking place in the United States – except in Hancock at Suomi College, which was [...]

November 30, 2017

Finlandia University hosting Gala Concert in honor of Finland’s independence

As it has every year since Finland became independent in 1917, Finlandia University is celebrating Finland’s Independence Day. This year, since it’s Finland’s 100th anniversary of achieving independence, the university has planned a gala concert that can truly be described as a once-in-a-lifetime event.

The concert will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 2 at Michigan Technological University’s Rozsa Center, with a coffee social one hour prior. The headliner for this event is Minneapolis-based and renowned [...]

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