|Finland in WW II
Images of Finland
|Finland in the Past
Some main facts about Finnish history. An example of culture heritage from the Stone Age, the Swedish Era and the Russian Era. One example of a house built in very Finnish style.
|Female politicians in Finland
female politicians; Finland
|Celebrating Christmas in Finland
Christmas, Santa Claus
|Suomenlinna, "The Castle of Finland"
A spectacular island fortress off the coast of Helsinki (and more or less opposite Tallinn)
|Celebrating Midsummer in Finland
Midsummer is a traditional feast in Finland. It dates back to pagan times and it is still celebrated the same way as it was hundreds of years ago.
|Finland - The Land of Forests
Finland is known as a land of forests. Finland lives of its forests. Forests are used as an inspiration in poems, songs, arts and crafts.
forests, crafts, rya
|Some of the Finnish icons
The background of our icons (continuing).
|Ovidius in Finnish!
The story of Europe in Finnish language
|The Finnish Forest
Forests can be seen as one of the Finnish icons.
|Finland today - a mosaic of languages?
Finland has long been inhabited by several languages, which have highly contributed to its cultural and identity framework
|A propos d'écoles/About schools (Finland)
Tableau descriptif de différents systèmes scolaires
|Some of the Finnish Icons: Jean Sibelius
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), Finland´s greatest Composer.
|Some of the Finnish icons: Emil Wikström
Emil Wikström, a Finnish sculptor.
|Some of the Finnish icons: Eliel Saarinen
Eliel Saarinen, a Finnish architect.
|Kalevala - the Finnish National Epic
Painting "The Aino Triptych" by Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1891) based on the Kalevala's poem "The Fate of Aino".
|Sailing the Baltic Sea near the Finnish coast
Sailing the Baltic Sea near the Finnish coast - from west to east.
|A Finnish folk tale about Hölmölä village
The thinking of Hölmölä people is slow, but it’s not so very dangerous, because they are very hard working and fair people.
|Some history about the Finnish peasants and tenant farmers
In every society there have been times, when the wagons of life have become too hard and heavy
for a single group of persons to pull. In Finland this can also be seen in the history of peasants and tenant farmers. There are two clear events that reflect this.
|Turku - an important part of Finnish history
Turku was capital of Finland during the period of Swedish reign which lasted about 700 years.
castle, cathedral, culture, wall paintings
|The Finnish forest in paintings of the 1800’s and early 1900’s.
The Finnish forest was first discovered by authors, but in 1800's it also became a subject of the painters.
|A Finnish literature classic about 1453 in Constantinople - Mika Waltari
Johannes Angelos ( translated as The Dark Angel), a novel by Mika Waltari.
|Fading borders? – the history of the borders of Finland and Europe today
Finland, borders, Europe
|School days in our school in Valkeala, Finland/ L
How our schooldays are like here in another country./A quoi ressemblent les jours d'école ici, dans un autre pays.