Happy independence day to Finland, established 1917

I tried to learn the Finnish language, which is really, really, really hard, and I realized that if I want to really learn it, I just need to figure out the swear words first, because those, are totally effective” Gun Roswell

Our Land (national anthem)

Oh Our Land Finland Fatherland
Echo Loudly Golden Word
No Valley No Hill
No Water Shore More Dear
Than This Northern Homeland
This Precious Land Of Our Fathers
No Valley No Hill
No Water Shore More Dear
Than This Northern Homeland
This Precious Land Of Our Fathers
One Day From Your Bud
You Will Bloom
From Our Love Shall Rise
Your Hope Glorious Joy
And Once Your Song Fatherland
Higher Still Will Ring
From Our Love Shall Rise
Your Hope Glorious Joy
And Once Your Song Fatherland
Higher Still Will Ring

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Happy Independence Day Finland!

I tried to learn the Finnish language, which is really, really, really hard, and I realized that if I want to really learn it, I just need to figure out the swear words first, because those, are totally effective” Gun Roswell

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Our Land (national anthem)

Oh Our Land Finland Fatherland
Echo Loudly Golden Word
No Valley No Hill
No Water Shore More Dear
Than This Northern Homeland
This Precious Land Of Our Fathers
No Valley No Hill
No Water Shore More Dear
Than This Northern Homeland
This Precious Land Of Our Fathers
One Day From Your Bud
You Will Bloom
From Our Love Shall Rise
Your Hope Glorious Joy
And Once Your Song Fatherland
Higher Still Will Ring
From Our Love Shall Rise
Your Hope Glorious Joy
And Once Your Song Fatherland
Higher Still Will Ring

Independence

“It’s great to be independent, either for just my own sake or then, living in a country which is, just that” Gun Roswell

Independence

A good feeling, in the back of your very pocket to have
Making your own decisions, thinking for yourself, alas
That kind of position, does not really, come so easily
For yourself, you had to prove your parents most likely
That you could do it without much fighting, or then again
You may have had to push your way through ignorance
Pettiness and all that kind of jazz, to be at the very point
And that was smart, as for the country, which you live in
On this very fine day, those before you, had to prove their
Very worth, while dredging in the dirt, in arms and poor
Conditions no less, most of them refusing to ever confess
To those who would take away their freedom and even lives
Some of them dying in the process, without ever seeing
What they managed to achieve, but on this day we can leave
All doubts outside and when we step into the unknown wide
The in person thing we can never, be taken for granted
Is that one so simple sounding word, of independence

Independence Day in Finland (since 06.12.1917)

Posted in Celebration/National Day

“My favourite country is Finland because once you get to a certain point, you can drive for hours without seeing a single person. I love peace and quiet – something I don’t get very often” Christopher Lee

1917

Our Land

Oh Our Land Finland Fatherland
Echo Loudly Golden Word
No Valley No Hill
No Water Shore More Dear
Than This Northern Homeland
This Precious Land Of Our Fathers
No Valley No Hill
No Water Shore More Dear
Than This Northern Homeland
This Precious Land Of Our Fathers
One Day From Your Bud
You Will Bloom
From Our Love Shall Rise
Your Hope Glorious Joy
And Once Your Song Fatherland
Higher Still Will Ring
From Our Love Shall Rise
Your Hope Glorious Joy
And Once Your Song Fatherland
Higher Still Will Ring

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Happy 100 Finland!

Posted in Celebration

1917

“My favourite country is Finland because once you get to a certain point, you can drive for hours without seeing a single person. I love peace and quiet – something I don’t get very often” Christopher Lee

Happy 100 Finland!

In honour of Finland’s Independence Day and 100th birthday:

Please find the national anthem in YouTube
More on Independence Day in Finland in Wikipedia

Lyrics from lyricstranslate.com

Our Land

Oh Our Land Finland Fatherland
Echo Loudly Golden Word
No Valley No Hill
No Water Shore More Dear
Than This Northern Homeland
This Precious Land Of Our Fathers
No Valley No Hill
No Water Shore More Dear
Than This Northern Homeland
This Precious Land Of Our Fathers
One Day From Your Bud
You Will Bloom
From Our Love Shall Rise
Your Hope Glorious Joy
And Once Your Song Fatherland
Higher Still Will Ring
From Our Love Shall Rise
Your Hope Glorious Joy
And Once Your Song Fatherland
Higher Still Will Ring

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100 Years

Posted in Celebration
Happy 100th Birthday Finland!

“Finland is no utopia” Bernie Sanders

100 Years

In the midst, of the roughest of winters
When a death sentence
Could have been as simple, as a splinter
In the year of our dawn
This is what our fore fathers saw:
The opportunity for independence
Even, if it meant a death sentence

Marching to the Tsar’s palace
Their intentions nothing out of malice
Nor, the intent of treason
But demanding simply, freedom

A heartfelt request as that
Was approved after a lengthy chat
Returning home in triumph
With these once people compliant
Celebration all over the land
Sooner than later begun

And it lasted a hundred years
Sometimes, turning into tears
But one hundred years later
All of us know, there is nothing greater
Than freedom and choice
Having your own voice
And a place, to call home

Happy 100th Finland!
And here is, to 100 more!

Celebrating Independence Day in Finland, 2016-12-06

In honour of Finland’s Independence Day on the 6th of December
Since 1917, 99 years and counting!

1917

“My favourite country is Finland because once you get to a certain point, you can drive for hours without seeing a single person. I love peace and quiet – something I don’t get very often” Christopher Lee

Celebrating Independence Day in Finland, 2016-12-06

In honour of Finland’s Independence Day, our national anthem translated to English.

Please find the national anthem in YouTube
More on Independence Day in Finland in Wikipedia

Lyrics from lyricstranslate.com

Our Land

Oh Our Land Finland Fatherland
Echo Loudly Golden Word
No Valley No Hill
No Water Shore More Dear
Than This Northern Homeland
This Precious Land Of Our Fathers
No Valley No Hill
No Water Shore More Dear
Than This Northern Homeland
This Precious Land Of Our Fathers
One Day From Your Bud
You Will Bloom
From Our Love Shall Rise
Your Hope Glorious Joy
And Once Your Song Fatherland
Higher Still Will Ring
From Our Love Shall Rise
Your Hope Glorious Joy
And Once Your Song Fatherland
Higher Still Will Ring

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Celebrating Independence Day in Finland, 2015-12-06, Part Three (Swedish version)

In honour of Finland’s Independence Day on the 6th of December.
Since 1917, 98 years and counting!

1917

“Great things often come from small beginnings” (Finnish Proverb)

Celebrating Independence Day in Finland, 2015-12-06, Part Three (Swedish version)

In honour of Finland’s Independence Day, our national anthem the Swedish version.

Please find the national anthem in YouTube
More on Independence Day in Finland in Wikipedia

 

Vårt land

Vårt land, vårt land, vårt fosterland,
ljud högt, o dyra ord!
Ej lyfts en höjd mot himlens rand,
ej sänks en dal, ej sköljs en strand,
mer älskad än vår bygd i nord,
än våra fäders jord.

Vårt land är fattigt, skall så bli
för den, som guld begär,
en främling far oss stolt förbi;
men detta landet älska vi,
för oss med moar, fjäll och skär
ett guldland dock det är.

Vi älska våra strömmars brus
och våra bäckars språng,
den mörka skogens dystra sus,
vår stjärnenatt, vårt sommarljus,
allt, allt, vad här som syn, som sång
vårt hjärta rört en gång.

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Celebrating Independence Day in Finland, 2015-12-06, Part Two (Finnish version)

In honour of Finland’s Independence Day on the 6th of December.
Since 1917, 98 years and counting!

1917
“Finland is no utopia” Bernie Sanders

Celebrating Independence Day in Finland, 2015-12-06, Part Two (Finnish version)

In honour of Finland’s Independence Day, our national anthem the Finnish version.

Please find the national anthem in YouTube
More on Independence Day in Finland in Wikipedia

Maamme Laulu

Oi Maamme Suomi Synnyinmaa
Soi Sana Kultainen
Ei Laaksoa Ei Kukkulaa
Ei Vettä Rantaa Rakkaampaa
Kuin Kotimaa Tää Pohjoinen
Maa Kallis Isien
Ei Laaksoa Ei Kukkulaa
Ei Vettä Rantaa Rakkaampaa
Kuin Kotimaa Tää Pohjoinen
Maa Kallis Isien
Sun Kukoistukses Kuorestaan
Kerrankin Puhkeaa
Viel’ Lempemme Saa Nousemaan
Sun Toivos Riemus Loistossaan
Ja Kerran Laulus Synnyinmaa
Korkeemman Kaiun Saa
Viel’ Lempemme Saa Nousemaan
Sun Toivos Riemus Loistossaan
Ja Kerran Laulus Synnyinmaa
Korkeemman Kaiun Saa

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