Today, Finland celebrates its 93rd birthday! This is a solemn holiday here; shops are closed and people seem to be hiding indoors. The Finnish flags have been raised and there is a Military Procession from the cemetery to the Presidential Palace to honor fallen soldiers. Tonight’s gala at the Presidential Palace is televised so many Finns get together to watch the country’s elite gather to shake the President’s hand.
It has been steadily snowing all day long I’m using this free day to get organized, catch up on some studying and of course, make some little paintings in my room.
Happy birthday, Finland!