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Independence day of Finland

Finland has its own independence. Finnish Independence Day is a public holiday. People of Finland have their own traditions to observe their independence day. There is a great history behind Finland’s Independence Day. Finland became an independent country on Dec. 6, 1917. Finnish celebrate their independence with great enthusiasm. Most of the people from the country come out from their homes to celebrate their independence.

Contents

Finland’s Independence History

Happy Independence Day in Finland

Finland Independence Day Celebration

Dates of Independence Day in Finland

Finland Independence Day Wishes

Happy Finland’s Independence Quotes

Happy Finland Independence Day Messages

Finland’s Independence History

Finland Independence Day is celebrated on 6th December when people show their vast patriotism. Finland gained independence from Russia in 1917 on this day. Since 1809, Finland was the part of the Russian Empire.  After the Russian revolution and their defeat in the First World War, a considerable movement spread in Finland and finally, Finland got their independence. Some important facts and details of Finland Independence Day are mentioned in the table below so you can have a brief idea of their independence at a glance.


Happy Independence Day in Finland

Facts

Details

Finland Independence Day Observance

6th December

Finland got its independence in

1917

Finland got its independence from

Russian Empire

Finland was the part of the Russian Empire since

1809

Purpose of Finland Independence Day Observance

To show their vast 


Finland Independence Day Celebracion

Finland Independence Day is observed in great celebration every year. On the occasion of this day, people display their flag with great pride, decorate the windows of their stores with different things, and arrange different patriotic activities. People from different places arrange several events, seminars, and discussion programs to celebrate Finland Independence Day. The government and the higher authority take vast preparation to celebrate the day in a grand style.

Dates of Independence Day in Finland

Year

Date

Years of Independence

2018

Thursday, December 6

101 Years of Independence

2019

Friday, December 6

102 Years of Independence

2020

Sunday, December 6

103 Years of Independence

2021

Monday, December 6

104 Years of Independence

2022

Tuesday, December 6

105 Years of Independence


Many of you are looking for Finland Independence Day Wishes on the occasion of this day to wish your friends, family members, loving ones, and others. Considering your needs, we have come up with some of the best Finland Independence Day Wishes. Below are the wishes you can share with your friends and others.

-  It’s always better to die for the country and fight for freedom than be a prisoner in the whole life. We are proud that we have independence. Happy Finland Independence Day!!
-  You cannot compare freedom and independence with anything else. Celebrate this Independence Day with great pride. Happy Finland Independence Day!!
-  Don’t think about how the weather is today and what plans you have in your mind, let’s come outside and celebrate our Independence Day together. Happy Finland Independence Day!!
-  It’s true that freedom is priceless. We are proud that we have the freedom and an independent country. Wishing you a very Happy Finland Independence Day!!
-  One of the greatest things in life is freedom and the greatest people are patriotic people. Let us love the country no matter in which situation we live in. Happy Finland Independence Day!!

Happy Finland’s Independence Quotes

May the morning sun brings hope and fortunes to our country today as we are celebrating our national day of freedom. Happy December 6th to all you proud Fins
-  The Love of My Nation Is Worthiness, The Adoration For My People Is Unending, All That I Need For My Nation Is Peace & Happiness, Let Me Be The First To, Wish You A Happy Independence Day!
-  Let the spirit of freedom a chance to soar high up today. Wish you a fabulous celebration
-  It is by the integrity of God that in our nation we have those three unspeakably valuable things: the right to speak freely, freedom on conscience, and the prudence never to rehearse either of them.
-  If the freedom of speech is taken away from a nation, dumb and silent we might be driven, like a sheep to the butcher – Thanks To Our Freedom Fighters & Ancient Leaders For Gifting Us An ‘Independent’ Finland!
-  I am no bird and no net captures me: I am an Independent Finnish with an Independent will.
-  I’d like to wish all my Finnish friends a happy Finnish independence day! You have a beautiful, peaceful and very welcoming country.
-  Happy Independence Day, Finland! We’re proud of our Finnish heritage – all the sisu and the innovative work that has taken us where we now stand. With the same courageous attitude, the next 100 years will be wondrous!
-  Finnish people say being born in Finland is equal to winning a jackpot in the lottery, and I can’t really deny that! I’m grateful for being part of this beautiful, well-educated country.
-  May the morning sun brings hope and fortunes to our country today as we are celebrating our 102 years of Independence.
-  Let the spirit of freedom a chance to soar high up today. I wish you a fabulous celebration on Finnish Independence Day 2020
-  On this day of Finland’s Freedom, I bow before the holy spirit of those heroes who sacrificed their lives for Finland’s Independence from Russia. May their souls rest in peace!

Independence Day is always great for people in every country. So Finland Independence Day is also a great day for Finnish. Wishing you all a very happy Finland Independence Day!!

Source: https://nationaldayreview.com/finland-independence-day/

 

Finland, country located in northern Europe. Finland is one of the world’s most northern and geographically remote countries and is subject to a severe climate. Nearly two-thirds of Finland is blanketed by thick woodlands, making it the most densely forested country in Europe. Finland also forms a symbolic northern border between western and eastern Europe: dense wilderness and Russia to the east, the Gulf of Bothnia and Sweden to the west.

A part of Sweden from the 12th century until 1809, Finland was then a Russian grand duchy until, following the Russian Revolution, the Finns declared independence on December 6, 1917. Finland’s area decreased by about one-tenth during the 1940s, when it ceded the Petsamo (Pechenga) area, which had been a corridor to the ice-free Arctic coast, and a large part of southeastern Karelia to the Soviet Union (ceded portions now in Russia).

Throughout the Cold War era, Finland skillfully maintained a neutral political position, although a 1948 treaty with the Soviet Union (terminated 1991) required Finland to repel any attack on the Soviet Union carried out through Finnish territory by Germany or any of its allies. Since World War II, Finland has steadily increased its trading and cultural relations with other countries. Under a U.S.-Soviet agreement, Finland was admitted to the United Nations in 1955. Since then, Finland has sent representatives to the Nordic Council, which makes suggestions to member countries on the coordination of policies.

Finland’s international activities became more widely known when the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, which resulted in the creation of the Helsinki Accords, was held in that city in 1975. Finland has continued to have especially close ties with the other Scandinavian countries, sharing a free labour market and participating in various economic, cultural, and scientific projects. Finland became a full member of the European Union in 1995.

The landscape of ubiquitous forest and water has been a primary source of inspiration for Finnish arts and letters. Starting with Finland’s national epic, the Kalevala, the country’s great artists and architects—including Alvar Aalto, Albert Edelfelt, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Juha Ilmari Leiviskä, and Eero Saarinen—as well as its musicians, writers, and poets—from Jean Sibelius to Väinö Linna, Juhani Aho, Zacharias Topelius and Eino Leino—have all drawn themes and imagery from their national landscape. One of the first Modernist poets, Edith Södergran, expressed her relationship to the Finnish environment this way in “Homcoming”:

The tree of my youth stands rejoicing around me: O human! And the grass bids me welcome from foreign lands.

My head I recline in the grass: now finally home. Now I turn my back on everything that lies behind me: My only companions will be the forest and the shore and the lake.

The notion of nature as the true home of the Finn is expressed again and again in Finnish proverbs and folk wisdom. The harsh climate in the northern part of the country, however, has resulted in the concentration of the population in the southern third of Finland, with about one-fifth of the country’s population living in and around Helsinki, Finland’s largest city and continental Europe’s northernmost capital. Yet, despite the fact that most Finns live in towns and cities, nature—especially the forest—is never far from their minds and hearts.

Land

Finland is bordered to the north by Norway, to the east by Russia, to the south by the Gulf of Finland, to the southwest by the Gulf of Bothnia, and to the northwest by Sweden. Its area includes the autonomous territory of Åland, an archipelago at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia. About one-third of the territory of Finland—most of the maakunta (region) of Lappi—lies north of the Arctic Circle.

Relief

Finland is heavily forested and contains some 56,000 lakes, numerous rivers, and extensive areas of marshland; viewed from the air, Finland looks like an intricate blue and green jigsaw puzzle. Except in the northwest, relief features do not vary greatly, and travelers on the ground or on the water can rarely see beyond the trees in their immediate vicinity. The landscape nevertheless possesses a striking—if sometimes bleak—beauty.

Finland’s underlying structure is a huge worn-down shield composed of ancient rock, mainly granite, dating from Precambrian time (from about 4 billion to 540 million years ago). The land is low-lying in the southern part of the country and higher in the centre and the northeast, while the few mountainous regions are in the extreme northwest, adjacent to Finland’s borders with Sweden and Norway. In this area there are several high peaks, including Mount Halti, which is, at 4,357 feet (1,328 metres),

Finland’s highest mountain.

The coastline of Finland, some 2,760 miles (4,600 km) in length, is extremely indented and dotted with thousands of islands. The greatest number of these are to be found in the southwest, in the Turun (Turku; Åbo) archipelago, which merges with the Åland (Ahvenanmaa) Islands in the west. The southern islands in the Gulf of Finland are mainly of low elevation, while those lying along the southwest coastline may rise to heights of more than 400 feet (120 metres).

The relief of Finland was greatly affected by Ice Age glaciation.The retreating continental glacier left the bedrock littered with morainic deposits in formations of eskers, remarkable winding ridges of stratified gravel and sand, running northwest to southeast. One of the biggest formations is the Salpausselkä ridges, three parallel ridges running across southern Finland in an arc pattern. The weight of the glaciers, sometimes miles thick, depressed the Earth’s crust by many hundreds of feet. As a consequence, areas that have been released from the weight of the ice sheets have risen and continue to rise, and Finland is still emerging from the sea. Indeed, land rise of some 0.4 inch (10 mm) annually in the narrow part of the Gulf of Bothnia is gradually turning the old sea bottom into dry land.

Drainage and soils

Finland’s inland waters occupy almost one-tenth of the country’s total area; there are 10 lakes of more than 100 square miles (250 square km) in area and tens of thousands of smaller ones. The largest lake, Saimaa, in the southeast, covers about 1,700 square miles (4,400 square km). There are many other large lakes near it, including Päijänne and Pielinen, while Oulu is near Kajaani in central Finland, and Inari is in the extreme north. Away from coastal regions, many of Finland’s rivers flow into the lakes, which are generally shallow—only three lakes are deeper than about 300 feet (90 metres). Saimaa itself drains into the much larger Lake Ladoga in Russian territory via the Vuoksi (Vuoksa) River. Drainage from Finland’s eastern uplands is through the lake system of Russian Karelia to the White Sea.

In the extreme north the Paats River and its tributaries drain large areas into the Arctic. On Finland’s western coast a series of rivers flow into the Gulf of Bothnia. These include the Tornio, which forms part of Finland’s border with Sweden, and the Kemi, which, at 343 miles (550 km), is Finland’s longest river. In the southwest the Kokemäen, one of Finland’s largest rivers, flows out past the city of Pori (Björneborg). Other rivers flow southward into the Gulf of Finland.

Soils include those of the gravelly type found in the eskers, as well as extensive marine and lake postglacial deposits in the form of clays and silts, which provide the country’s most fertile soils. Almost one-third of Finland was once covered by bogs, fens, peatlands, and other swamplands, but many of these have been drained and are now forested. The northern third of Finland still has thick layers of peat, the humus soil of which continues to be reclaimed. In the Åland Islands the soils are mainly clay and sand.

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Source: https://www.britannica.com/place/Finland

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