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Virtual Independence Day
December 6, 2020
Independence Day celebration on Sunday, December 6, 2020
Join the Finnish Heritage Society, Finlandia Foundation SF Bay Area and the greater Finnish American community celebrate 103 years of independence!
Music, Poetry, and Story
Heikki Koskinen, Rent Romus, Heidi Saario, Anita Erola, Jari Suomalainen, Sirpa Tuomainen
December 6th The pre-recorded event will be uploaded to our Facebook video page and Finlandia Foundation SF Bay Area Chapter youtube channel. Links will be announced as soon as they become available.
* Opening Greeting: Heikki Koskinen, Finnish Heritage Society
* Music: Intermezzo from Karelia Suite (Jean Sibelius)
* Finnish National Anthem – Maamme laulu (Fredrik Pacius, J.L. Runeberg, Julius Krohn)
* Message from Bay Area’s Finnish Honorary Consul, Mårten Mickos
* Independence Poem, reading by Anita Erola
* Music: Tuoll’ on mun kultani (trad. Finnish, arr. Koskinen)
* Illustrated Story: The Maiden of Finland
* Music: Itku suistamolaisille siirtolaisuudesta (trad lament, arr. Romus)
* Oksjärvi Poem, reading by Anita Erola
* Independence Greeting: Heidi Saario, Bay Area Finlandia Foundation Chapter
* Music: Andante Festivo (Jean Sibelius)
* Independence Greeting for Finns abroad: President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö courtesy of Suomi-Seura ry