Happy Independence Day Finland

Today 6th of December Finland celebrates it’s 97th Independence day. Even I’m living in Ecuador, I’m proud to be Finnish  and thankful for the independence.

People usually celebrate Independence day in Finland at their homes. If you go to the cities of Finland today, you will notice all the stores are closed and it’s really quiet on the streets. President has a celebration every year, which is shown live on the TV and it’s tradition in many families to watch this  program (though I’m not interested in that). It’s a peaceful celebration with the family gathering together, to honer the independence.

Here are some of my pictures from Finland and a song about Finland, from a famous Finnish band Stratovarius, Land of Ice and Snow (remember, we have four seasons it’s not just snow and cold all year around :)).

I wish you all happy Finnish Independence day!

Repovesi National Park
Repovesi National Park
Repovesi National Park
Repovesi National Park
Promise of a winter
Promise of a winter
Helsinki Railwaystation
Helsinki Railwaystation
Kaisaniemi, Helsinki
Kaisaniemi, Helsinki
Hakaniemenranta in Helsinki
Hakaniemenranta in Helsinki
South Harbor
Länsisatama, West harbor
From the helicopter field of my old workplace
View over Helsinki, from the helicopter field of my old workplace
Center of Helsinki
Center of Helsinki

Winter
Winter

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