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Kalevala Day in Finland: The Celebration of the National Finnish Epic…….

A day of celebration of the Finnish spirit
“Aino-Taru” (The Story of Aino) by Akseli Gallen-Kallela 1891

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, depicting a scene from Kalevala

The compilation of the various old Karelian poems of the Kalevala into one work, is still considered by many Finns, as a national achievement and a treasure. It’s another reason why the Finnish national identity lives on, Finns still maintain a strong attachment to their national heritage, and why shouldn’t they, Finland has a lot to be proud of. KGS

Read the Kalevala in English

Sammon puolustus” (The defence of the Sampo) by Akseli Gallen-Kallela 1895

NOTE: Special note of thanks to Lars Vilks, who reminded the TT of the importance of this day. I posted this with Lars in mind.

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