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Post by caysa on Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:10 pm

Finland's Independence Day!



The national festivities of Independence Day, begin by raising the flag in Tähtitorni hill, in Helsinki. This is then followed with the festive divine service at the Cathedral of Helsinki, where by tradition, the President is also present. In the evening the President receives guests for the gala occasion which is held at the President's Palace in Helsinki. Approximately 2000 people are invited to this banquet every year, and war veterans attend as the guests of honour. The event is broadcast on television, and it is a very popular happening which collects millions of Finns in front of the TV every year.

Starting at 18.35 (Finnish time) you can watch the President's banquet here: http://areena.yle.fi/live
Especially the first 1½ - 2 hours is what all Finns watch lol! . This is when the guest arrive and all and everyone are shaking hands with Mrs President and her husband. The reporters will tell as many names as the ever can and also the ladies' dresses will be commented - that is the most popular subject in the newspapers tomorrow lol!
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Post by Bisky on Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:57 pm

I remember this event from last year! Congruatulations to Finland.
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Post by caysa on Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:59 pm

Thanks!
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Post by Ricky on Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:51 pm

Congrats, Finns cheers
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Post by AllyKass on Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:58 pm

Happy independence day finland!! hurraaaa!!!!!!!!!!
(Is juha there in penguine parade???)
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Post by caysa on Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:05 pm

NO!!!!! , he is not affraid
If he was invited - I would have to go too... sheeeeeesh!!!!!

It might happen one day but I hope it is not in the near future.... It sure isn't my thing to attend such a happening but on the other hand you cannot really say no either.....
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Post by AllyKass on Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:24 pm

dont affraid,if you go,we hold fingers to you Laughing
btw,our mrs president evelin not wanted that ladys dresses will be the most important things of that day and she allowed only one official photographer in this banquet,but....press talked about dresses as every year Razz Razz Razz
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Post by Ophiophagus on Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:30 pm

Happy Independence Day!
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Post by robin on Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:21 pm

Late congrats from me too, by the way I was in Helsinki yesterday rendeer
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Post by caysa on Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:35 pm

robin wrote:Late congrats from me too, by the way I was in Helsinki yesterday rendeer

Thanks! Did you manage well in snowy Helsinki?
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Post by robin on Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:55 pm

caysa wrote:
robin wrote:Late congrats from me too, by the way I was in Helsinki yesterday rendeer

Thanks! Did you manage well in snowy Helsinki?
When I went to ship it was quite hard to drag the suitcase through the snow What a Face
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Post by caysa on Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:38 am

Helsinki has never had this much snow before at this time of the year. And at the moment Helsinki has more snow than Lapland affraid
When Juha was on his way home from work yesterday he had to reverse down one block because there was nowhere else to go. Only the main streets have 2 lanes, in the smaller streets cars cannot pass each other. It is a complete mayhem in our capitol... People are adviced not to go by private cars because there is no street parking. If you dont have a parking hall spot - use the buses and the trams....
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Post by Ophiophagus on Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:16 am

robin wrote:
caysa wrote:
robin wrote:Late congrats from me too, by the way I was in Helsinki yesterday rendeer

Thanks! Did you manage well in snowy Helsinki?
When I went to ship it was quite hard to drag the suitcase through the snow What a Face
Noah Robin ....... whistle
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Post by Bisky on Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:42 am

Happy Independence Day Estonia!
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Post by caysa on Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:17 am

cheers




I like this - Estonia 93 years Laughing

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Post by AllyKass on Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:44 am

thank you!
yes, today is 93th birthday of estonia
i waked up early,because i wanted to see flag ceremony.
here is tover pikk herman:







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Post by AllyKass on Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:51 am



men choirs are singing anthym and flag is hoisted to top of the tower


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Post by AllyKass on Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:56 am

did he sang,too?

little flags was everywhere:


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Post by caysa on Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:57 am

Lovely ceremony in early very cold morning!!
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Post by AllyKass on Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:06 am

yes,it was cold -25°C and first time in this winter i feeled how my toes are cold

but this ceremony start,then sun is rising,then every day they hoist flag to top of tower pikk hermann (long Herman) and this year is lucky-sun was really rising and visible
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Post by AllyKass on Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:59 am

snowman and snowmom with national costumes for estonian birthday
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Post by AllyKass on Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:03 pm

even google celebrate with us
http://www.google.ee/

http://ohtuleht.ee/index.aspx?id=415873
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Post by caysa on Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:16 pm

This is cool!!
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Post by AllyKass on Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:56 pm

professional pictures of flag ceremony
http://www.ohtuleht.ee/galerii/pildigalerii/3274#1
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Post by Ricky on Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:43 pm

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL ESTONIANS!!! cheers cheers
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Post by AllyKass on Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:47 pm

thank you! cheers
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Post by AllyKass on Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:30 pm

here you can see penquin parade
http://otse.err.ee/etv/
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Post by ergee on Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:45 pm

Ally, thank you for showing us your pics and the other pics, the penquin
parade was very elegant, never known that female penquins have so
beautiful colours and are all so slim...really fantastic!



Going sexy femaly penquin!!!
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Post by AllyKass on Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:07 pm

Laughing
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Post by AllyKass on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:55 am

yesterday i was working and all finns said that they have huomenna juhla-senäisyyspäivä..it mean tomorrow they have indenpendence day.

all the best to finns to their 95th celebration!!

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