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Ted Urho column: Celebrating the Swedish king who fell off his...

Being a Swedish-speaking Finn means you’re just like everyone else, but at the same time not. In my language it’s known as being finlandssvensk,...

A full blue moon illuminates kekri, Halloween and All Saints’ Day...

If you look to the skies above Finland on Saturday evening you'll see a full moon - known as a blue moon because it's...

Finnish artists scoop three Nordic Council prizes

The Nordic Council has given out its 2020 awards at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday evening with Finnish artists scooping three out of five...

WATCH: Helsinki Herring Market brings coastal food traditions to the capital

The Baltic Herring Market has been a Helsinki tradition since 1743. Every autumn fishing boats from along the southern coast and Archipelago - from Kotka...

Day of Finnish Literature celebrates tragic, brilliant writer Aleksis Kivi with...

Flags are flying across the country on 10th October to celebrate the annual Day of Finnish Literature, and the life and work of one...

Flags are flying for poet Eino Leino

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate summer, and for revered Finnish poet Eino Leino. The young poet, born towards the end of the 19th...

Helsinki Day festivities serve virtual events and rhubarb pie

The Finnish capital city is celebrating its 470th anniversary, but this year's Helsinki Day festivities are going online due to social distancing concerns during...

Popcorn summer: Finnkino announces cinema re-openings

Finland's biggest cinema chain Finnkino says it will start re-opening its cinemas, which have been closed during the coronavirus crisis. Screens at Helsinki's Tennispalatsi and...

Karita Mattila: Opera diva, interrupted

Overture. Opera singer Karita Mattila is as energetic on the telephone as you would imagine from scrolling through her up-beat Twitter feed. "Oh no! I've called...

Netflix shines a global spotlight on Turku’s food and design scene

Netflix is shining a global spotlight on Turku's food and design scene, as the new season of a restaurant makeover show lands on the...