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2017 – the centenary of Finland’s independence

2017 – the centenary of Finland’s independence

2017 is a big year for Finland as the country marks its 100 years of independence and this year is celebrated through an extensive and varied programme

FINLAND BECAME INDEPENDENT on 6 December 1917

To party or not to party?

To party or not to party?

If visiting a sauna left you cold or didn’t give you enough insight into Finnish mentality, perhaps you should witness Finnish holidays or festivals. 

The most important holiday in spring is the two-day carnival-like celebration of May Day (in Finnish vappu.