Monday, December 06, 2010

Happy Independence Day Finland!

I like herring.

Who knew?

Today is the 93rd anniversary of Finland's independence. Following revolution in Russia, Finland declared its independence from Russia on December 6, 1917.

To celebrate, the Finnish language section at FSI had a party and invited folks from the other Nordic language programs. So we represented Estonia.

Their class did a good job with the program...I will just assume their Finnish-language presentations were spot on. And I hope they will give us the same benefit of the doubt when we do ours for Estonian Independence Day (there are two of them actually...February 24 and August 20). Like us, they will probably be able to understand a handful of words.

They also provided a sampling of Finnish foods...good stuff! I was brave and tried two forms of herring, one with potatoes and one without. Both were pretty good! Who knew I'd like it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Digger - now the huge line-up at the Finnish embassy last night makes so much sense.