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    Post Svenska Dagen in Finland - Ruotsalaisuuden päivä - Swedish Day in Finland (flag day)

    Every year on the 6th of November there is a Swedish Day in Finland. The day celebrates the Finland-Swedish culture, and the bilinguality of Finland.

    The day is celebrated on the same day that king Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden died in the Battle of Lützen in 1632.

    The Finland Swedish Heritage Day was created in 1908, when the newly founded Swedish People's Party of Finland decided to celebrate a day for the Swedes.

    The intention was to strengthen the Swedish-speaking Finnish community.



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    Yeh if it helps build relationships with the swedes then it can only be a good thing. Also it will make us more aware of the swedish culture and history with ours.

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    I thought it already was.

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    Yep, maybe it should be a flag day. I think it would be a respectful gesture.

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    Talking Re: Svenska Dagen in Finland - Ruotsalaisuuden päivä - Swedish Day in Finland (flag d

    I think it is a good thing. My husband's family has been living in Korsnas since the 1700's and they are all swedes. Even though we are learning the Swedish language we are also studying the history of Finland.

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